As with most other Amazon services, Amazon CloudWatch is user-friendly and learned with relative ease, but consider alternatives
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 01, 2019

As with most other Amazon services, Amazon CloudWatch is user-friendly and learned with relative ease, but consider alternatives

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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is used by Econometric Studios to develop systems for viewing how programs and apps are performing. It is used by certain individuals within the organization. The program is helpful in that it allows a single place for IT professionals to monitor activity.
  • Perhaps the most useful aspect of CloudWatch is its all-in-one user interface. Makes it easier to manage.
  • CloudWatch also appears to never have downtime.
  • The third advantage of CloudWatch is that it integrates nicely with other Amazon products.
  • The data collection could be made easier to access and manipulate.
  • Although the program is made for professional IT managers, the program could be made more useful for other analysts.
  • The logs data is cool but requires some effort for taking action.
  • CloudWatch is liked by the IT guys, in that it makes their job easier. Whether that actually is a positive ROI is debatable. It doesn't seem like it.
  • CloudWatch could have a positive ROI in the sense that IT professionals consider it an integral tool to streamline their management of IT resources.
  • Cloud is not a positive ROI in the sense that it doesn't appear to have saved any money on the personnel or software side.
Amazon CloudWatch's advantage is that it integrates somewhat nicely with the other Amazon products and that some analysts appear to find the software a streamline-inducing software. Other software tools do a better job at alerts or visualizations. I would suggest professionals trial all the options.
Amazon CloudWatch is well-suited for companies with a large enough user base to require monitoring of apps/access in a single user-centric interface. The tool works well when you're concerned about latency and need to ensure that resources are optimized.