CloudWatch for the win
April 30, 2019

CloudWatch for the win

David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon CloudWatch

We use Amazon CloudWatch across IT to trigger alerts, handle scaling, and for logging.
  • We are able to capture all of our Lambda logs through CloudWatch and ship them off to another provider for analysis.
  • The alerting features allow us to scale certain services when needed so we don't have to do it manually, or over provision.
  • Monitoring resource utilization allows us to see what is going on in our RDS services, so we can test optimizations and fixes.
  • The auto refresh feature could use some work so that it doesn't kick you back to the main dashboard.
  • The search features aren't as well developed as other areas in the AWS console.
  • It would be nice to be able to create a custom dashboard of multiple widgets like resource stats and alarms on one page.
  • It frees up developer time from needing to create/monitor a logging solution.
  • It allows for quick alerting when resources are in a bad state.
  • We are able to quickly see what is going on with an alert with data in one place.
Amazon CloudWatch allows us to scale our Fargate instances when utilization goes high. This allows us to provision a minimal amount of servers, then when traffic gets high we know that we won't be throttled.

Amazon CloudWatch logs allowed us to stream massive amounts of logs off of devices without hitting any throttling, and then to stream those into S3 or ELK as needed for analysis.