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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Open Source CloudFormation template to monitor AWS

I introduced Monitoring Jump Starts earlier this year to address one need: Setting up monitoring on AWS is hard. There are countless monitoring possibilities on AWS. Overlooking the important settings is easy. Monitoring Jump Starts connect you with all...

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Smart alert escalation for Sumo Logic Scheduled Searches for Logs and Monitors for Metrics

Sumo Logic provides a unified platform for all logs and metrics. Analyze all data in real-time and monitor apps and infrastructure in real-time. Scheduled Searches are saved searches that run automatically at specified intervals against your logs and ca...

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AWS monitoring & alerting in Slack

marbot takes care of your Amazon Web Services (AWS) monitoring setup. You receive and close all relevant alerts via Slack. marbot integrates with CloudWatch, Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, RDS, any many more.

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