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4 leading AWS cloud monitoring and management tools

Cloud Computing April 3, 2017


As per an article on TechCrunch, AWS is so far ahead of the rest that no-one can seriously challenge its leadership in the short term. For the most part, AWS continues to grow its market share and add new functionality and services at such a rapid rate that even companies as well-heeled and well-positioned as Microsoft and Google will be hard-pressed to make a significant dent in that market share lead for some time to come.

 

So it’s clear that there are many organizations that are embracing Amazon Web Services (AWS) for all the benefits it has to offer. If we were to list these benefits (and especially in comparison with others), these are improved flexibility and agility, and reduced costs. Additionally, AWS helps organizations to provision for storage, network and database in no time.

AWS Cloud Management Services

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  The growing demand of AWS has also invited a growth in the cloud monitoring and management tools. There are a number of options when one is considering AWS cloud monitoring and management tools. But what if someone is searching for the most advanced and predictable tools available in the market. What if you are faced with the question of selecting the most apt cloud monitoring and management tools for your organization? What are some of the factors that set a cloud monitoring and management tool apart?

 

Some of the most important features to be considered are ease of use, scalability, getting optimized customer experience with the help of customized dashboards, and ability to get insight into full stack. While Amazon CloudWatch may seem like the obvious choice for the most suitable cloud monitoring and management tool, but there are many users who complain that it does not offer complete and true application monitoring. It is not adequate to monitor anomalies in performance data. So we have collated a list of some of the complete and intelligent cloud monitoring and management tools, we think are better over other options.

Botmetric

Botmetric cloud monitoring and management platform makes it possible to gain complete control over AWS cloud on a single platform. They offer tools to monitor the spending on the cloud (optimize your spending), automate audits, maintain high security levels, quickly resolve production issues and speed-up incident management. It is a single platform that analyzes the AWS cloud data, provides operational insights, highlights issues, and even lets the users fix them without leaving the platform. It is known for providing operational intelligence and automation.

AppDynamics

This product is focused on real-time application performance management or APM and known to improve business performance. There are a number of DevOps and custom application developers who recommend this tool. It enables users to ensure that performance of complex and multi-cloud environments is visible and optimized at all times. The key features of the tool are visibility into every line of the code, end-user monitoring, visibility into the infrastructure and monitoring the health of the business.

New Relic

New Relic has cloud management tools that enable insights, performance management and visibility into the infrastructure. The tool is known to provide full stack visibility (from the entire technology stack to infrastructure and applications), it can be built to scale, and it provides real-time analytics for the users. Some of the reasons for New Relic to be popular amongst the users are its simplicity, intelligence, high security and insightfulness. It can provide key insights related to customer experience, business and application data.

Dynatrace

Dynatrace provides AI driven full stack application monitoring for AWS. It can autonomously identify performance and availability issues and also get to the root cause. The tool is known to provide optimized customer experience, monitoring of application performance and insights into full stack (real-time map of the dependencies between your services and AWS infrastructure components (EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, and Availability Zones). It is also known to automatically detect AWS resources and right after deployment, it collects performance metrics related to AWS infrastructure. In a single dashboard, the users can get an overview of Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon S3 buckets, Amazon RDS instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, AWS Elastic Load Balancing instances, and AWS Lambda functions. Besides the tools covered above, an organization will have a multitude of tools available in the market. Some of the other factors that can help one choose the right AWS cloud monitoring and management tool are ease of maintenance, ability to send powerful alerts and notifications, speed, and extensibility.

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