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How to Monitor AWS Performance
What is AWS?
As a leading cloud provider, Amazon Web Services has evolved into a comprehensive solution for organizations making the move to cloud computing. AWS provides secure cloud services offering capabilities such as compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Millions of customers around the world are leveraging AWS cloud products and solutions to build powerful applications with impressive flexibility, scalability and reliability.
Amazon CloudWatch monitors Amazon Web Services resources and the applications you run on AWS in real time. CloudWatch compiles and tracks system metrics that provide insight into the operational efficiency of your resources and applications.
What Opsview AWS Opspacks can monitor
As a way of gaining a complete visibility into your AWS environment, we have created Opspacks for several AWS CloudWatch components. Each of these Opspacks collect important metrics and ensure your AWS services are running as expected. Here is a full overview of our latest AWS Monitoring additions to the Opspack Marketplace.
AWS EC2 CloudWatch
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud and sends metrics to CloudWatch for your EC2 instances.
Opsview Monitor's AWS EC2 Opspack helps locate issues within your EC2 instance and contains the latest service checks to ensure your EC2 instance is fully operational.
AWS S3 CloudWatch
Amazon S3 contains a simple and flexible web services interface that can store and retrieve any amount of data. It gives developers access to the highly scalable, reliable, fast, and inexpensive data storage infrastructure Amazon uses to run its own global network.
Opsview Monitor's AWS S3 Opspack provides the latest metrics to track your S3 buckets. The monitoring of S3 Request metrics can help you easily identify operational issues occurring within your environment.
AWS AutoScaling CloudWatch
Auto Scaling sends metrics for instances and groups to CloudWatch and can launch or terminate instances based on user-defined policies, schedules, and health checks.
Opsview Monitor's AWS AutoScaling Opspack provides the latest metrics to track group instance performance. Service checks included in the Opspack help identify how your AutoScaling group is growing or shrinking.
AWS RDS CloudWatch
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that simplifies the process of setting up, operating, and scaling a relational database in the cloud.
Opsview Monitor's AWS RDS Opspack provides the latest metrics to track RDS performance. Service checks included in the Opspack help identify problem areas in the database such as storage space, IO, throughput and latency issues. This performance data can be utilized to correlate information across your AWS environment and build sharable dashboards.
AWS Route 53 CloudWatch
Amazon Route 53 is a scalable and highly available Domain Name System (DNS). In addition to routing users to various AWS services, including EC2 instances, Route 53 also enables AWS customers to route users to non-AWS infrastructure.
Opsview Monitor's AWS Route 53 Opspack provides detailed monitoring with various metrics across your AWS cloud. Opsview Monitor health checks help track the percentage of healthy checks, statuses, and connection times to give insight into problems that can affect your IT estate.
AWS ELB CloudWatch
Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. ELB helps you achieve fault tolerance in your applications, providing the required amount of load balancing capacity needed to route application traffic.
With our Opsview Monitor AWS ELB Opspack, you can affordably monitor Amazon Web Services ELB (Elastic Load Balancing). Our Opspack provides detailed monitoring with various metrics across your AWS cloud including latency, healthy hosts counts and backend connection errors.
AWS DyanmoDB CloudWatch
Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service ideal for all applications needing consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. It is a fully managed cloud database and supports both document and key-value store models.
Opsview Monitor's AWS DynamoDB Opspack contains up-to-date metrics for your database needs. The DynamDB Opspack tracks all the important metrics to keep your database up and running and can be used with other AWS Opspacks to paint a larger picture of your AWS environment.
AWS Generic CloudWatch
Opsview Monitor's AWS Generic CloudWatch Opspack can monitor all your custom Cloudwatch metrics and is designed so you can easily tie in these service checks to create a larger picture of your AWS infrastructure.
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