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Assessing Availability Monitoring and Performance Monitoring in Amazon Web Services

Published: 15 June 2017

ID: G00325926

Analyst(s): Joseph Antelmi


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


  • 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


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