S3 virus and malware alerting powered by bucketAV

Allowing users to upload files to S3 is risky. You have to ensure that malicious files like a virus or malware are not distributed to other users. Therefore, we recommend an antivirus solution such as bucketAV. As soon as a virus is detected, your team...

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Monitor Glacier storage utilization and limit costs

Glacier vaults provide infinite storage. But, you pay for storing files in your Glacier vaults. To avoid a surprisingly high AWS bill, you have to monitor the storage usage of your vaults. This blog post guides you through the steps. Create a CloudWatc...

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AWS Chatbot versus marbot

We started working on marbot in 2016. Since then, we received a lot of feedback from our customers and improved marbot every month since then. Recently, I compared marbot with our competitor AWS Chatbot. Find my biased comparison below. Feature marb...

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Monitor S3 storage utilization and limit costs

S3 buckets provide infinite storage. But, you pay for storing files in your S3 buckets. To avoid a surprisingly high AWS bill, you have to monitor the storage usage of your buckets. This blog post guides you through the steps. Figure out the region of ...

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marbot for Microsoft Teams (Beta)

Four years ago, we created marbot, our Slack bot, during the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition. Since then, we added a ton of features and integrations for AWS Monitoring. However, Slack is not the only successful collaboration platform anymore. Micros...

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End-user monitoring of your website with CloudWatch Synthetics

There are countless reasons why your website is not working as your users expect. From a technical point of view, you can monitor your load balancers, your web servers, and your database. But what if that external script that you embed is breaking your ...

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CloudWatch Metrics & Alarms reloaded

Amazon CloudWatch improved significantly over the years. It’s time to look at its monitoring capabilities again. CloudWatch is an excellent starting point to implement enhanced monitoring on AWS. In this blog post, I demonstrate what you can do with Clo...

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Open Source Terraform modules to monitor AWS

Setting up monitoring on AWS is hard. AWS provides countless features and sources of events. Overlooking the important settings is easy. Monitoring Jump Starts help our customers to monitor all the relevant sources of their AWS infrastructure. Sources a...

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Today we launch notifications

For many years now, marbot sends alerts to your Slack workspaces. Alerts include RDS disk space warnings, excessive CPU utilization reported by CloudWatch, broken CodePipeline executions, and many more. Our customers have asked us also to support “alert...

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Scan your Docker images for vulnerabilities with ECR

Amazon ECR image scanning helps in identifying software vulnerabilities in your Docker images. To forward findings to other systems (e.g., Slack, Microsoft Teams), you have to: Enable Scan on push for your ECR repository. Create a EventBridge (formerl...

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Chatbot for AWS Monitoring

Configure monitoring for Amazon Web Services: CloudWatch, EC2, RDS, EB, Lambda, and more. Receive and manage alerts via Slack. Solve incidents as a team.

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