Dead man's switch with CloudWatch
While writing this article, I’m traveling from Frankfurt to Stuttgart by high-speed train (ICE) with a top speed of 280 km/h. It is reassuring to know that a dead man’s switch stops the train immediately if the train driver becomes incapacitated, such a...Read more
Burst credits of t2 EC2 instances need monitoring
EC2 is one of the fundamental services on AWS. If you are not 100% Serverless, your application health depends on the health of your EC2 instances. When I do AWS architecture reviews for our clients, I check that CPU burst capacity is monitored for EC2 ...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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 ove...Read more
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...Read more
Incident Management for Slack
Team up to solve incidents with our chatbot marbot. Never miss a critical alert. Escalate alerts from your AWS infrastructure among your team members. Strong integrations with all parts of your AWS infrastructure: CloudWatch, Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, EC2, ...