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Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

By : Ewere Diagboya
Book Image

Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

By: Ewere Diagboya

Overview of this book

CloudWatch is Amazon’s monitoring and observability service, designed to help those in the IT industry who are interested in optimizing resource utilization, visualizing operational health, and eventually increasing infrastructure performance. This book helps IT administrators, DevOps engineers, network engineers, and solutions architects to make optimum use of this cloud service for effective infrastructure productivity. You’ll start with a brief introduction to monitoring and Amazon CloudWatch and its core functionalities. Next, you’ll get to grips with CloudWatch features and their usability. Once the book has helped you develop your foundational knowledge of CloudWatch, you’ll be able to build your practical skills in monitoring and alerting various Amazon Web Services, such as EC2, EBS, RDS, ECS, EKS, DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, and ELB, with the help of real-world use cases. As you progress, you'll also learn how to use CloudWatch to detect anomalous behavior, set alarms, visualize logs and metrics, define automated actions, and rapidly troubleshoot issues. Finally, the book will take you through monitoring AWS billing and costs. By the end of this book, you'll be capable of making decisions that enhance your infrastructure performance and maintain it at its peak.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Monitoring and Amazon CloudWatch
Section 2: AWS Services and Amazon CloudWatch

Understanding storage devices

In the world of computing, there is a very essential part that can never be underrated. Once all the mathematical and computational operations are done, this information needs to be stored in a location for easy reference, archiving, and audit purposes. Storage devices were invented for this very task.

Storage devices are designed to keep data that can be retrieved at any time it is needed. However, there are other parameters to consider when we look at storing information. We need to ensure that the information is stored in the proper format, and we need to ensure that the information retains its integrity. This means that if we store A and want to retrieve it at a later date, we should get it exactly how it was stored. The A we get at a later date should be no different to the A we stored previously.

The security of the information we store is also crucial. The durability of the storage device is extremely critical. This will give us confidence...