Assessing Availability Monitoring and Performance Monitoring in Amazon Web Services

Archived Published: 15 June 2017 ID: G00325926


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Enterprises are grappling with availability and performance monitoring of infrastructure and applications within Amazon Web Services (AWS). This document helps technical professionals evaluate Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, AWS X-Ray and third-party options for AWS monitoring.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • IT Monitoring Definitions
    • Availability Monitoring and Performance Monitoring in AWS
    • IT Monitoring Gaps
    • Differences Between Cloud and Traditional Monitoring
    • Native AWS Monitoring Services
    • AWS Availability and Performance Monitoring
      • Amazon CloudWatch
      • AWS X-Ray
      • AWS CloudTrail
      • AWS Config
      • Third-Party Solutions to Augment AWS-Native Tools
    • Strengths of AWS Availability and Performance Monitoring Tools
    • Weaknesses of AWS Availability and Performance Monitoring Tools
  • Guidance
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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