Great Monitoring Tool for AWS Applications
May 09, 2019

Great Monitoring Tool for AWS Applications

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is now used by our whole department of enterprise architecture. It provides a solution for monitoring, alerting, and auditing our services on AWS. It solves problems such as not being informed of unhealthy services so we can take action as quickly as possible. The dashboard is a great tool to have to monitor all the resources you have.
  • Real-time monitoring.
  • Unhealthy resources reports and alerts.
  • Clear dashboard.
  • Only used with AWS resources
  • Not cloud agnostic
  • Have to pay much for detailed report.
  • Improved our ability to monitor resources.
  • Shortened our response time to unhealthy services.
  • Helps us keep a high in-service rate, so we can deliver stable service.
We choose Amazon CloudWatch because, first, we use AWS and we need a monitoring tool. That is why we considered CloudWatch as soon as we started deploying AWS services to our company. Second, CloudWatch is a great, handy tool to monitor our services. Its strength is obvious that we can plug and monitor. Combined with our AWS services, you can build a strong cloud-native application.
If your company has lots of AWS services or uses part of the AWS services, you should also set up CloudWatch. It is a great tool to monitor your resources' health status. It provides specific details about your resources' status. It can alert you when some of the services go down.

For companies who do not use AWS, CloudWatch is less appropriate to use.