Question of the Day: On-Site or In-App Search 

Stackdriver’s Question of the Day today: do you prefer to build your own search integration, do you use a pre-built platform like ElasticSearch or do you use a completely hosted solution like AWS CloudSearch? Anything you’d like to add? Jump to the comments section for a discussion, and make sure to join the AWS Super […]

From Finance to Fantastic – My Journey to Stackdriver 

I didn’t come to Stackdriver in the typical manner an individual joins a tech startup. It was as much by chance, luck, and circumstance as it was by purposeful search. I graduated Northeastern with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance, and a minor in Mathematics. For the better part of my time in college and […]

Amazon Web Services Case Study: Stackdriver 

Recently Stackdriver was featured in an AWS customer case study for our usage of IAM (Identity and Access Management) roles. IAM roles allow us to connect your Stackdriver account to your Amazon Web Services environment quickly, easily and securely. Without IAM roles it would be extremely difficult for us to get your AWS metrics so […]

Happy 8th Birthday AWS S3 

Happy birthday AWS S3

Eight years ago today, Amazon launched their Simple Storage Service, known affectionately (and officially) as S3. As the first actual Web service offered, the birth of S3 is sort of the birth of Amazon Web Services, and to a degree the birth of the public cloud (although EC2 didn’t launch until August. We’ll wish it […]

DevOps Focus: Denise Stockman, Maverix Biomics 

Every so often, Stackdriver likes to put the focus on a developer or operations engineer who is doing great things in cloud computing. We pick their brains on what they’re doing that makes their lives easier and, with any luck, readers can leverage the best practices they share with us to make their own lives […]

Three Elastic Load Balancer Metrics You Need To Track 

Anyone who uses Amazon Web Services to power their distributed application is familiar with AWS CloudWatch, Amazon’s native offering for monitoring AWS cloud resources. For many, it can be difficult to know intuitively what metrics are most important to the overall success of their environment, especially for more advanced resources like Elastic Load Balancers (ELB). […]

Using Custom Metrics in Stackdriver 

Stackdriver offers full-stack monitoring. For infrastructure, we utilize the Amazon Web Services CloudWatch API. For system, we utilize our open-source agent. For app, we have integrations for many of the most widely-used apps, including Nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, etc. And for anything we don’t natively monitor out-of-the-box, we have an easy-to-use, easy-to-consume custom metrics API. Check […]

Enabling/Disabling Maintenance Mode via API 

Stackdriver now allows you to enable and disable Maintenance Mode on resources using the Stackdriver API. See how easy it is and an example of how both Maintenance Mode and API commands are used in day-to-day life in the video below: For more information on setting up your API access or for using Stackdriver to […]

Now Share Stackdriver Charts, Clone Custom Dashboards 

Copy your Stackdriver custom dashboards for AWS monitoring dashboard templates

The Stackdriver charts are often described as “beautiful,” “easy to consume” and “stuck on the Stackdriver app.” Now we’ve kept the first two descriptors and made the third obsolete – Stackdriver Elite subscribers can now share their custom charts and embed them into other locations. For example, here’s one of Stackdriver’s own internal charts highlighting […]

VIDEO – Stackdriver Made Easy: Deploying via IAM 

Easily set up AWS monitoring by deploying a read-only IAM role

We designed Stackdriver to be as easy as possible to set up and use, and deploying a read-only IAM role to give us access to your AWS account is quick and straightforward. Enjoy this quick video on deploying, and let us know in the comments if you’ve ever run into any issues getting your Stackdriver […]