AWS Cloud Resource Monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources.
Amazon CloudWatch can monitor AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and Amazon RDS DB instances, as well as custom metrics generated by your applications and services, and any log files your applications generate. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. You can use these insights to react and keep your application running smoothly.
Tool Name: CloudWatch
Type: Monitoring as a Service (MaaS), part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) suite of products.
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No demo version available. Users can create a free tier account in order to test functionality. AWS Free Tier includes 10 Metrics, 10 Alarms, and 1,000,000 API requests with Amazon CloudWatch.
- AWS CloudWatch Documentation Portal
- AWS CloudWatch User Guide
- AWS CloudWatch Events User Guide
- AWS CloudWatch FAQ
- AWS Glossary of Terms
- Read the AWS CloudWatch Blog written by Jeff Barr
- Read the AWS CloudWatch Events specific blog
- Read CloudWatch related blog posts in the AWS Developers Forum