Amazon CloudWatch

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Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS.

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Amazon CloudWatch review by <span>Abhai S.</span>
Abhai S.
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"A powerful tool for cloud management."

What do you like best?

The best part about CloudWatch is the ability to set up and remove alarms that can communicate with Amazon's Lambda service to auto run functions. This is useful whenever you need to script something whenever a certain usage level is reached.

What do you dislike?

With so many different metric options available it can be kind of difficult at times to get the exact type of metric you want without having to have a multitude of metric options on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problem most small scale companies run into that aren't on the cloud is that of usage. The question of whether we're using our servers effectively isn't always a readily available piece of information to view. With Amazon CloudWatch combined with elastic load balancing and auto scaling on EC2 instances, this process of scaling up and down the number of EC2 instances becomes a breeze and an effective means of computing on the cloud.

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Amazon CloudWatch review by <span>Johnny P.</span>
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"Great cloud monitoring service for our workloads"

What do you like best?

I love Amazon Cloudwatch for it's ease of integration with other products and also because of it's ease of use and pricing. AWS is the least expensive cloud provider out there, does excellent user experience research because their products are super easy to use. Additionally the configuration is seamless and the monitoring is thorough. Amazon is constantly suprising me with the quality of their products and Cloudwatch is not an exception

What do you dislike?

I do not like how it does not integrate with a few of our on-prem applications. This unfortunately requires us to two multiple vendors as a result and increases cost in the end. Additionally while the user interface is very intuitive the issue is that it hides a lot of complexity and some of the more complex configuration patterns are obtuse as a result

Recommendations to others considering the product

Switch! Also, read the dcoumentation provided by amazon. Their documentation is awesome, especially the little blurbs and pictures at the bottom

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloudwatch assists us in application performance and workload visibility. Additionally it helps us with forecasting future needs. The exports help us with reporting and the biggest problem it solves is that it helps us actually fix the performance issues as a results of being able to identify them in the first place.

What Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution do you use?

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Amazon CloudWatch review by <span>alkesh g.</span>
alkesh g.
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"The best monitoring service offered by amazon!!"

What do you like best?

i have been working with Amazon CloudWatch , and it ease the work managing AWS resources and AWS services which includes Amazon EC2,EBS,S3, and there is no limit on the number of instances, with that you can monitor your instance with various monitoring aspects and different parameters, you can also able to download the generated matrices and also watch on the console,you can also set alarm threshold and define the actions to take which is very interesting feature of AWS cloudWatch!!

What do you dislike?

the Quality of support is not so good , and pricing are little bit high!!

Recommendations to others considering the product

it's very easy to use software product to manage all your AWS resources , it'll customize the all management task for AWS resources!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we're using Amazon CloudWatch for 3-4 years to manage all the resources and services like EC2 and S3!!

Amazon CloudWatch review by <span>Quan N.</span>
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"Important monitoring service for your product "

What do you like best?

Amazon CloudWatch provides monitoring for AWS cloud resources and the applications customers run on AWS.

+ It is usefull to get an overview of data.

+ Ease to integration with AWS.

+ CloudWatch is low cost and allows us to get enterprise level monitoring.

+ Captures all the important data for your EC2 and EBS instances. Thus you can retrieve the bill info.

What do you dislike?

+ Many of AWS services can't be use with CloudWatch such as S3... I don't know why.

+ The UI design can be better.

+ Exporting alarm / alerting data is not available for further post-processing or analysis

+ CloudWatch does not give you any recommendations, so you have to know what you're doing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adding more metrics so we can hook to more operational processes and information.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Cloudwatch to measure our usage in RDS and EC2 instances. It displays the current status of the suite and identify whats going on..

Amazon CloudWatch review by <span>Guneet S.</span>
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"Great log platform for Cloud "

What do you like best?

It is over the cloud, so I do not need to worry about software installation. I just created few alarms and automatically the logs are getting generated. Our whole project is deployed on AWS, simply loving the cloudwatch.

What do you dislike?

It is taking bit extra time to generate realtime logs, around 4-5 sec delay in log generation which I have noticed. After running the app in real time we have to wait for few seconds to generate the new log.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend to others to use cloud watch. It is very light tool and easy to use. My colleagues are likely started using this platform for their project purpose. AWS has one good feature on single login you will able to access all their software development tools. Also you can activate the services easily.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Every application need log to check what is happening around the application. This is done by AWS cloudwatch for our application. This is a great cloud platform to monitor logs. We can create alarms to get notify. There are few more great features like auto scale, db monitoring and security.

Amazon CloudWatch review by <span>Haresh S.</span>
Haresh S.
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"Ideal way to figure out the CPU-utilization"

What do you like best?

The name stands out for itself to a large extent and i prefer the disk read and write operation and also network in and out mechanisms apart from the best way to tap into the CPU utilization for AWS based clustering,i use a lot of clustering and regression algorithms andthe name stands out and makes a niche for itself in a way,here i dont have to modify or change the already set ports and notifications are linked to email address.

Everytime there is an update it hits me right there,EC2 instance has to be created which is pretty good for tag level and root nodes

What do you dislike?

It is not optimized for cloud scaling and the assertions mechanism gives a way for me to figure out the memory space utilized till date if it is greater than a certain threshold level of data and also the database connections if it hits more than 4000 pings per minute and also the all parameters are scattered across the web based front end making the UI cluttered ,clunky and tough to use and the cloud scale monitoring could be improvised and there is room for future improvements

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can monitor the health of ec2 instance always and infrastructure alerts are classy way to stay connected about the AWS tools and dashboard off metrics are a must try feature

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All components were monitored timely ,now we are able to swap ,ram and disk usage periodically and it has the ownset of plugins which are remarkable and also makes the app user friendly like check_mk and check whether background process is running or not

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