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Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon Elasticsearch domain

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon Elasticsearch domain

I used Elasticsearch in various projects: to add rich search functionality to applications as well as to collect and analyze logs with the help of Kibana. In both cases, either your users or your operators rely on the Elasticsearch infrastructure. In on...

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Amazon RDS provides PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server as a Service. The fully managed service covers a lot of the challenges of operating a database (e.g., master-standby replication, snapshots, patching the operating system a...

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon ElastiCache memcached cluster

Monitoring a critical part of your infrastructure: Amazon ElastiCache memcached cluster

In most of my projects where end-user latency is important, I usually add a caching layer to the architecture. The goal of a caching layer is to reduce load from the database and the speed up the most popular data retrievals. In one project, I was asked...

AWS Monitoring Primer

AWS Monitoring Primer

Monitoring is critical for a secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient cloud infrastructure. This blog post summarizes all the bits and pieces you need to think of when monitoring your AWS account. OverviewThe following mind map provides an over...

Send CloudWatch Alarms to Slack with AWS Lambda

Send CloudWatch Alarms to Slack with AWS Lambda

As we all know, things go wrong. That’s why monitoring and alerting are essential topics. Wouldn’t it be nice, if problems in your AWS account would show up in Slack? So you can react quickly while using your favorite messaging tool. In this blog post, ...

CloudWatch is neglected: Why is the control room empty?

CloudWatch is neglected: Why is the control room empty?

CloudWatch is the most undervalued service on AWS. It’s like an empty control room. All data is there, but no one is looking at it. Together with IAM and VPC, CloudWatch provides the basis for modern infrastructure. CloudWatch combines an extensive set...

Lessons learned: Serverless Chatbot architecture for marbot

Lessons learned: Serverless Chatbot architecture for marbot

marbot forwards alerts from AWS to your DevOps team via Slack. marbot was one of the winners of the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition in 2016. Today I want to show you how marbot works and what we learned so far. Let’s start with the architecture diagr...

Serverless Slack Bot Hero Award

marbot, our chatbot, won the Serverless Slack Bot Hero Award at the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition! Andreas and I are proud and happy winners. Thanks to Amazon and Slack for organizing the hackathon. marbot forwards alerts from Amazon Web Services to your DevOps team via Slack. Watch the video and learn how it works: To connect Amazon CloudWatch and Slack to spread alerts among your team members: add marbot to Slack If you are interested in how we built marbot, read this: marbot, our submission t...

marbot, our submission to the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition

marbot, our submission to the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition

Three things Michael and I love to do most: prototyping innovative products, playing around with the latest technology and learning new things. That is why we decided to take part in the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition. We’d like to introduce marbot,...


marbot

Are you part of a highly motivated DevOps team? Use marbot, a friendly chatbot, to forward all kind of alerts from your AWS infrastructure to Slack. Alerts are escalated across your team automatically allowing you to focus on your daily work.

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