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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Implementing CloudWatch-centric observability for Kubernetes-native developers in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

This post was written by Seth Dobson (Southwest Airlines), Paul Ramsey, and Sheetal Joshi. The solution presented in this blog shows how large enterprise organizations such as Southwest Airlines can implement an end-to-end, Amazon CloudWatch-centric observability solution for Kubernetes clusters running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) in a way that feels natural for […]

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Open source mobile core network implementation on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

As introduced in Amazon Web Services (AWS) whitepapers, Carrier-grade Mobile Packet Core Network on AWS and 5G Network Evolution with AWS, implementing 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and 5G Core (5GC) on AWS can bring a significant value and benefit, such as scalability, flexibility, and programmable orchestration, as well as automation of the underlying infrastructure layer. This […]

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Getting started with open source Amazon CloudWatch Agent

We recently announced that we open sourced the Amazon CloudWatch Agent. Our customers have increasingly requested that we open the agent to allow community contribution, enable customization for client-specific use cases, and provide greater trust and security through design and implementation transparency. In response to these requests, we’ve made the source code for CloudWatch Agent […]

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Simplifying serverless best practices with AWS Lambda Powertools Java

Modern applications are increasingly relying on compute platforms based on serverless technologies to provide scalability, cost efficiency, and agility. Distributed architectures have unlocked many benefits, and they have introduced new complexities in how the applications operate. With traditional architectures, debugging was as straightforward as logging into the server and inspecting the logs. Modern observability must […]

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Monitoring application health and performance with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

A key challenge for any developer operations team is to gain full observability of a service’s health. You may already use great monitoring products from providers such as Amazon, Google, Splunk, and others. However, most of these vendors define their own data specification for metrics, traces, and logs. It is difficult for customers to switch […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry now available for public preview

Today’s distributed applications and systems are complex and constantly changing, making system observability challenging. For example, customers use multiple AWS SDKs and agents from different monitoring services to collect and analyze different performance data for their applications. Yesterday we announced the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, a 100% open source distribution of the OpenTelemetry project, which […]

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Monitor AWS services used by Kubernetes with Prometheus and PromCat

AWS offers Amazon CloudWatch to provide observability of the operational health for your AWS resources and applications through logs, metrics, and events. CloudWatch is a great way to monitor and visualize AWS resources metrics and logs. Recently I’ve found that some customers are adopting Prometheus as their monitoring standard because it offers the ability to […]

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Splitting an application’s logs into multiple streams: a Fluent tutorial

Not all logs are of equal importance. Some require real-time analytics, others simply need to be stored long term so that they can be analyzed if needed. In this tutorial, I will show three different methods by which you can “fork” a single application’s stream of logs into multiple streams which can be parsed, filtered, […]

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Data flow: robot or edge device to Amazon CloudWatch.

AWS RoboMaker’s CloudWatch ROS nodes with offline support

Developers and roboticists alike use a variety of tools to monitor and diagnose remote systems. One such tool is Amazon CloudWatch, a monitoring and management service that enables users to collect performance and operational data in the form of logs and metrics from a single platform. AWS RoboMaker‘s CloudWatch extensions are open source Robot Operating […]

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Centralized Container Logging with Fluent Bit

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. Visit the website to learn more. by Wesley Pettit and Michael Hausenblas AWS is built for builders. Builders are always looking for ways to optimize, and this applies to application logging. Not all logs are of equal importance. Some require real-time analytics, […]

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