Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Gain usage insights with Amazon CloudWatch metrics and Contributor Insights for AWS PrivateLink

We recently launched Amazon CloudWatch metrics for AWS PrivateLink. This feature publishes metrics for PrivateLink services and endpoints at 1-minute intervals at no cost to you. You can also use CloudWatch Contributor Insights to visualize usage against your PrivateLink services. This blog summarizes PrivateLink metrics, shows the metrics and filters in Amazon CloudWatch, and provides […]

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Expedite your IPv6 adoption with PrivateLink services and endpoints

AWS now supports IPv6 for AWS PrivateLink services and endpoints. PrivateLink support for IPv6 expedites IPv6 adoption by decoupling the service consumer and service provider IP protocol version. Even if a service provider has not started to support IPv6 for all their back-end services, service consumers can use IPv6 within their VPCs to access the […]

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How Repsol manages and monitors their AWS network with dashboards, alarms and automation

Large enterprises often deploy workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using multiple accounts. This helps isolate workloads, manage permissions more easily, and simplifies cost allocation. However, managing a multi-account environment can make your network topology more complex and requires additional monitoring and automation. At Repsol, a global multi-energy company present throughout the entire value chain, […]

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AWS Direct Connect monitoring and failover with Anomaly Detection

As enterprises move to the Cloud, having a reliable network connection to their on-premises data centers is fundamental. In this post, I show how to monitor your AWS Direct Connect links and initiate remediation (including automatic failover) when degradation in end-to-end path quality (packet loss, high latency) is detected. Multiple Direct Connect links at separate […]

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Calculating data transfer leveraging Amazon VPC flow logs

Introduction There are several factors that contribute towards your overall costs incurred in AWS cloud. When it comes to networking, many customers ask about data transfer charges. You pay a Data Transfer charge when you send data out from AWS to Internet, between AWS Regions, or between Availability Zones (AZ). Today, there are multiple ways […]

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Enabling granular operational visibility for CloudFront with CloudWatch

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that delivers static and dynamic web content using a global network of edge locations. CloudFront integrates natively with Amazon CloudWatch to provide monitoring and observability capabilities. With the introduction of CloudFront real-time logs, it is now possible to create highly granular custom metrics in CloudWatch to view […]

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Scale traffic using multiple Interface Endpoints

Introduction: AWS PrivateLink is a networking service that is used to connect to AWS services, your internal services, and third-party Software as a Service (SaaS) services–all over the private, secure, and scalable AWS network. AWS PrivateLink has two sides to it: Service provider: Responsible for offering the service. The service provider creates an Amazon Virtual […]

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Using Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall Logs with CloudWatch Contributor Insights and Anomaly Detection

Introduction The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the most critical components for almost any network as every service relies on a functional DNS service. Amazon Route 53 Resolver (sometimes referred to as “AmazonProvidedDNS” or the “.2/+2 resolver”) provides a highly available and scalable DNS service that customers have come to rely upon for their recursive DNS […]

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Hybrid Networking using VPC Endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) and Amazon CloudWatch for Financial Services

Amazon CloudWatch offers a centralized service to collect monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events. This provides a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services that run on AWS and on-premises servers. When you have Amazon CloudWatch agents running on-premises, the default behavior is to export the collected metrics […]

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Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Metrics for AWS Direct Connect virtual interfaces

AWS Direct Connect (DX) recently launched support for virtual interface (VIF) metrics in Amazon CloudWatch. With this new enhancement, CloudWatch can now track metrics at the DX VIF level and provide greater insight into utilization. You can set up alarms based on metrics and trigger actions to remediate problems. I’ve heard from many customers that […]

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