Why CloudWatch Isn’t Always the Best Choice for Monitoring AWS Environments

Why CloudWatch Isn’t Always the Best Choice for Monitoring AWS Environments

Many organizations that rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) aren’t doing the best job tracking their AWS resource usage and spending– they just pay the monthly bill from Amazon. Unless that bill significantly increases, they have no incentive to determine if they’re really using all those resources or if they’re being accurately billed. But they should be— many companies pay an average of 36% more for cloud services than they need to, according to one report.

Why Azure is Better Than AWS

Why Azure is Better Than AWS

If you are reading this, you are likely interested in or already utilize cloud solutions. Both Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) offer a variety of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) offerings. Selection between the two, with AWS the dominant market leader, is typically based on business requirements and online research or direct referrals (some of your contacts recommend a solution based on pricing, uptime or other). I could rehash vendor websites, favorable reviews, and other somewhat biased materials to prove the headline but, as always, I prefer to go my own route, bringing my own biases to the fore.

VIDEO: How to Monitor an AWS EC2 Instance in WhatsUp Gold 2018 DIY network monitoring

VIDEO: How to Monitor an AWS EC2 Instance in WhatsUp Gold 2018

One of the new features of Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2018 is the ability to monitor cloud resources. This ability allows organizations to monitor cloud resources like AWS and Azure just like they do on-premise. In this snip, we’ll go over how to set up an AWS EC2 instance in WhatsUp Gold 2018. Once we’ve got our host set up, we’ll then create a simple monitor to be notified when the EC2 instance is stopped.