Basics first! Checklist for monitoring AWS.

Monitoring your cloud infrastructure is key for reliability, security, and efficiency. Before you think about buying and installing a fancy and expensive (application) monitoring solution make sure you got the basics of monitoring AWS covered. I’ve der... Read more

How To Monitor a Serverless Application

Compared to a typical web application deployed to EC2 a Serverless Application - consisting of an API Gateway and a Lambda function - needs less monitoring as you are outsourcing most of the operations to AWS. However, there are still some metrics you s... Read more

CloudWatch Tips and Tricks: Monitoring Error Metrics

Whenever you need to have a look into these black boxes, they call the Amazon cloud, go to Amazon CloudWatch directly. This post is the first part of a tips and tricks series guiding you through monitoring your AWS resources. Some metrics contain data ... Read more

The simplest way to monitor a web application on AWS

Is CloudWatch sending alarms when the CPU utilization of your EC2 instances is above 80%? Are you monitoring the memory usage on your RDS instances as well? That’s a massive waste of energy! You only need to notify yourself or your team if the customers... Read more

Get rid of 24/7 on-call duty

The 24/7 on-call duty is a relic from a bygone era. Nowadays the benefits do not outweigh the negative effects on the health of yourself and your team anymore. Knowing that a pager might end your sleep and require your full attention at any time is dec... Read more

Monitoring Jump Start: Amazon Aurora

Besides traditional database engine like PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server, AWS offers a cloud-optimized database engine as well: Amazon Aurora. The main benefits of Aurora are: performance, reliability, and scalability. Becau... Read more

AWS Summit Berlin 2018

Join the AWS Summit in Berlin and learn how marbot can help you to detect and solve incidents on AWS. The AWS Summit will take placeon 6 - 7 June 2018at STATION BerlinYou can find marbot in the Startup Expo area. At the marbot stand, you get a free revi... Read more

Monitoring Jump Start: EFS File System

Many applications depend on a shared file system to exchange state. An EFS file system can be mounted to multiple EC2 instances to share files between the instances. But the EFS file system is a finite resource that can be exhausted. That’s why you need... Read more

Monitoring Jump Start: Elastic Beanstalk environment

Elastic Beanstalk is a platform to run your applications on AWS. Elastic Beanstalk also provides features to help you to monitor your applications. We created a CloudFormation template that you can use to monitor any Elastic Beanstalk environment in a m... Read more

Monitoring Jump Start: EC2 instance

Virtual machines are a critical component of each system that needs monitoring. You can start a single EC2 instance or a fleet of EC2 instances managed by an Auto Scaling Group. We created a CloudFormation template that you can use to monitor any EC2 in... Read more