Aws

Using Amazon CloudWatch Metrics with SolarWinds Loggly

By Jason Skowronski in loggly

October 3, 2018

Amazon CloudWatch provides metrics and log monitoring for AWS resources like elastic compute (EC2) instances, load balancers like ELB, and more. This data is important to monitor the health of your infrastructure and applications. You can use it to better plan capacity, auto-scale your instances, and even receive alerts when there are problems.

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Troubleshooting MySQL Performance Issues with SolarWinds AppOptics

By Sadequl Hussain in appoptics

August 22, 2018

You realize your boss is looming by your desk. “The system is down,” he says, as if it’s your fault. “Can you check the database?” “I know,” you say with confidence, “just about to find out.” If you can find the root cause, you’re on the way to getting things up and running again.

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Recreating (and preventing) last week’s AWS Availability Zone outage using Kubernetes

By Gerred Dillon in Loggly

June 6, 2018

Last Friday, a single availability zone (AZ) in AWS began experiencing connectivity issues. In this article, we’ll describe how an AWS outage can affect your services and best practices to survive an outage without it affecting your customers.

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Secure and Manage AWS Lambda Endpoints with Kong

By Jason Skowronski in Kong

August 29, 2017

In this quickstart tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to setup Kong with AWS Lambda and build a simple “Hello World” app as a demonstration. Kong can help you secure and manage your AWS Lambda services. It includes support for popular authentication services, access control lists, rate limiting, and more. It gives you the tools publish APIs that you can safely share with your customers.

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12 Top Metrics to Monitor in Amazon ELB

By Jason Skowronski in Signalfx

November 9, 2016

Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) allows websites and web services to serve more requests from users by adding more servers based on need. An unhealthy ELB can cause your website to go offline or slow to a crawl. The right dashboards and meaningful metrics provide insights to remediate issues faster, and a powerful analytics engine makes alerts smarter.

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Quick and Easy Monitoring of Amazon ELB

By Jason Skowronski in Loggly

November 9, 2016

Many high-volume applications and websites depend on Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) to improve their scalability and fault tolerance. In addition to automatically routing traffic across instances and Availability Zones, Amazon ELB detects unhealthy instances and reroutes traffic to the healthy instances that remain. The Loggly application pack for Classic ELB makes it easier for you to monitor what’s happening with Amazon ELB using log data.

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6 Top Metrics to Monitor in Amazon EBS

By Jason Skowronski in Signalfx

July 1, 2016

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is used to provide disk volumes for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. It’s elastic because it allows users to quickly create volumes based on their needed size and performance. EBS also offers greater durability by automatically replicating within an availability zone, making it easy to setup encryption and create snapshots.

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Monitoring Amazon EC2 with SignalFx

By Jason Skowronski in Signalfx

June 2, 2016

Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is one of the most popular products on Amazon Web Services (AWS), used by 84% of companies on AWS according to 2nd Watch’s 2015 AWS Scorecard. Part one of this blog series described the top 12 challenges of monitoring Amazon EC2 when dealing with larger scale production deployments.

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10 Top Things to Monitor in Amazon RDS

By Jason Skowronski in Signalfx

May 19, 2016

Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) is one of the most popular database services in the world, used by 47% of companies on AWS according to 2nd Watch’s 2015 AWS Scorecard. Here are the top things you should monitor that can affect availability, performance, and cost.

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