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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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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 (previou...

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Reduce CloudWatch alarms by combining metrics to reduce costs or improve auto scaling

Every part of your AWS infrastructure emits utilization metrics. Amazon CloudWatch collects these metrics and allows you to visualize them as well as to define alarms. AWS announced an exciting new feature allowing you to combine multiple metrics recent...

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AWS re:Invent 2019

AWS re:Invent is around the corner. If you are in Las Vegas, I’d like to meet you! No matter if you started using AWS today or five years before. No matter if you are young or old. No matter what’s your job title. If you have anything to say about monit...

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Analyze CloudWatch Logs like a pro

Centralizing the logs from all your systems is critical in a cloud infrastructure. Typical solutions to store and analyze log messages are: Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch + Kibana), Loggly, Splunk, and Sumo Logic. I prefer Amazon CloudWatch Logs in most ...

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marbot is available on the AWS Marketplace

marbot is now available on the AWS Marketplace. No more friction: marbot is an item on your AWS invoice. The advantages at a glance: No separate invoice: marbot is now an item on your AWS invoice You do not have to enter a credit card: you will receiv...

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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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