File Access Auditing Is Now Available for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed file storage that is accessible over the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. It is built on Windows Server and offers a rich set of enterprise storage capabilities with the scalability, reliability, and low cost that you have come to expect from AWS. In addition to Read more about File Access Auditing Is Now Available for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server[…]

CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time

When we launched Amazon CloudWatch back in 2009 (New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch), it tracked performance metrics (CPU load, Disk I/O, and network I/O) for EC2 instances, rolled them up at one-minute intervals, and stored them for two weeks. At that time it was used to monitor Read more about CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time[…]

Using Amazon CloudWatch Lambda Insights to Improve Operational Visibility

To balance costs, while at the same time ensuring the service levels needed to meet business requirements are met, some customers elect to continuously monitor and optimize their AWS Lambda functions. They collect and analyze metrics and logs to monitor performance, and to isolate errors for troubleshooting purposes. Additionally, they also seek to right-size function Read more about Using Amazon CloudWatch Lambda Insights to Improve Operational Visibility[…]

A New Integration for CloudWatch Alarms and OpsCenter

Over a year ago, I wrote about the Launch of a feature in AWS Systems Manager called OpsCenter, which allows customers to aggregate issues, events, and alerts into one place and make it easier for operations engineers and IT professionals to investigate and remediate problems. Today, I get to tell you about a new integration Read more about A New Integration for CloudWatch Alarms and OpsCenter[…]

Log your VPC DNS queries with Route 53 Resolver Query Logs

The Amazon Route 53 team has just launched a new feature called Route 53 Resolver Query Logs, which will let you log all DNS queries made by resources within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Whether it’s an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance, an AWS Lambda function, or a container, if it lives in your Read more about Log your VPC DNS queries with Route 53 Resolver Query Logs[…]

New – Use CloudWatch Synthetics to Monitor Sites, API Endpoints, Web Workflows, and More

Today’s applications encompass hundreds or thousands of moving parts including containers, microservices, legacy internal services, and third-party services. In addition to monitoring the health and performance of each part, you need to make sure that the parts come together to deliver an acceptable customer experience. CloudWatch Synthetics (announced at AWS re:Invent 2019) allows you to Read more about New – Use CloudWatch Synthetics to Monitor Sites, API Endpoints, Web Workflows, and More[…]

Simplified Time-Series Analysis with Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights

Inspecting multiple log groups and log streams can make it more difficult and time consuming to analyze and diagnose the impact of an issue in real time. What customers are affected? How badly? Are some affected more than others, or are outliers? Perhaps you performed deployment of an update using a staged rollout strategy and Read more about Simplified Time-Series Analysis with Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights[…]

CloudWatch Contributor Insights for DynamoDB – Now Generally Available

Amazon DynamoDB provides our customers a fully-managed key-value database service that can easily scale from a few requests per month to millions of requests per second. DynamoDB supports some of the world’s largest scale applications by providing consistent, single-digit millisecond response times at any scale. You can build applications with virtually unlimited throughput and storage. DynamoDB global Read more about CloudWatch Contributor Insights for DynamoDB – Now Generally Available[…]

Visualize and Monitor Highly Distributed Applications with Amazon CloudWatch ServiceLens

Increasingly distributed applications, with thousands of metrics and terabytes of logs, can be a challenge to visualize and monitor. Gaining an end-to-end insight of the applications and their dependencies to enable rapid pinpointing of performance bottlenecks, operational issues, and customer impact quite often requires the use of multiple dedicated tools each presenting their own particular Read more about Visualize and Monitor Highly Distributed Applications with Amazon CloudWatch ServiceLens[…]

New – Amazon CloudWatch Anomaly Detection

Amazon CloudWatch launched in early 2009 as part of our desire to (as I said at the time) “make it even easier for you to build sophisticated, scalable, and robust web applications using AWS.” We have continued to expand CloudWatch over the years, and our customers now use it to monitor their infrastructure, systems, applications, Read more about New – Amazon CloudWatch Anomaly Detection[…]