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AWS named for the first time ever as a Challenger in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability

This year, AWS was recognized for the first time as a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner Application Performance Monitoring and Observability (APM) Magic Quadrant. This is the first time AWS is recognized in the report’s 12-year history. The report is published annually and assesses vendors based on their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. […]

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Accelerate your Monitoring and Observability foundation through AWS Managed Services

To establish a strong foundation for efficiently and safely operating your workloads in the cloud, you must consider how you will monitor the health of your workloads. As described in the AWS Well-Architected Operational Excellence pillar, one of the cloud’s design principles for operational excellence is “Anticipate Failure.” Therefore, design your cloud operations with proactive […]

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AWS Observability Services and Nobl9 Provide Quick and Easy SLO Monitoring

Learn how OutSystems uses AWS observability services and Nobl9 to establish and implement Service Level Objectives (SLOs) that consistently meet customers’ service availability expectations. What are SLOs? SLOs are essentially targets that are set for a given system’s desired consistency of behavior over time. SLO compliance is tracked based on service level indicators (SLIs), which […]

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How to auto add new cross-account Amazon EC2 instances in a central Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

Managing various metrics of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in multiple accounts can be challenging, especially if new instances are launched regularly. Amazon CloudWatch has a cross-account dashboard functionality that provides you with cross-account visibility to various metrics without having to log in and out of different accounts. In addition, CloudWatch dashboards are […]

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AWS Managed Services Accelerate Operations Launch

AWS Managed Services (AMS) Accelerate is a new cloud operations offer that helps customers achieve operational excellence regardless of where they are in their cloud journey. Accelerate can operate all types of workloads running in AWS while giving customers complete freedom to use all AWS services. Accelerate uses AWS services for operations and security, such […]

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Visualize AWS Service Catalog Product Usage in an AWS Organization with Amazon QuickSight

  AWS Service Catalog is a widely used service that simplifies the management of tools, services, and resources in AWS accounts for organizations. This service empowers end users to provision products vetted by their organization in their environments with confidence in security and compliance. Portfolios are shared with AWS accounts in an AWS Organization, from which […]

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Monitoring Service Level Objectives (“SLOs”) Made Easier with Nobl9 and Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights

The updated version (June 2022) that follows is based on working backward from a customer need to understand Service Level Objectives (“SLOs”) and the benefits from monitoring SLOs. This post was originally written in Nov 2021 by Natalia Sikora-Zimna, Product Owner at Nobl9. A service can be provided by infrastructure, a platform, software, or people. […]

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Architecture diagram with icons representing the AWS services and their relationships for the CloudWatchAutoAlarms Lambda function

Use tags to create and maintain Amazon CloudWatch alarms for Amazon EC2 instances (Part 1)

This blog post is the first in a two-part series. I walk you through a solution to automatically create and enforce a standard set of Amazon CloudWatch metric alarms for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud  (Amazon EC2) instances by using Amazon EC2 instance tags. Creating and configuring a standard set of CloudWatch alarms for a large […]

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Use tags to create and maintain Amazon CloudWatch alarms for Amazon EC2 instances (Part 2)

This blog post is the second in a two-part series. Part one of this blog post showed how to deploy and configure the CloudWatchAutoAlarms Lambda function to create a default alarm set and custom alarms for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances using EC2 instance tags. In this post, I show how you […]

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Monitoring Cisco CSR 1000v VPN tunnel and BGP status using Amazon CloudWatch

Many organizations get access to their AWS resources using a Direct Connect connection or a Site-to-Site VPN. AWS Site-to-Site VPN creates a secure connection between your data center or branch office and your AWS cloud resources.  In this post, we will see how to monitor your Cisco CSR VPN tunnel and BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) […]

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