Using Lambda for a Server-less Stackdriver Alerting Webhook 

Stackdriver now supports creating dashboards to understand how your AWS Lambda functions are being used.  These dashboards allow you to see how many times a given function is called, how often it fails, if it’s being throttled and how long the calls take.  

Stackdriver adds process monitoring to Intelligent Monitoring 

Stackdriver adds process monitoring to its full-stack intelligent monitoring

Vote on Hacker News We’re very excited today to announce process monitoring, bringing the processes running on your instances into your Stackdriver monitoring dashboard and further increasing your visibility into your public cloud application stack. Often, the best way to know that a system is working as designed is by looking at a high level […]

Improvements in Endpoint Monitoring 

Since we launched our endpoint monitoring functionality last year at re:Invent, customers have set up a lot of checks for their instances and load balancers. On top of the initial functionality that we launched with, we have added a number of new features to the endpoint checking over the past several months to help make […]

Announcing Endpoint Monitoring 

Available to All Stackdriver Pro Customers who Sign up by December 31st, 2013 Setting up an effective monitoring solution requires collecting data about the performance and health of your systems on many levels.  You want metrics information about the performance of your instance and also some information about any services such as web servers or […]

Remember to build for failures 

Always be prepared for downtime in AWS or any other cloud host

The Internet is abuzz with talk about failures of the cloud again after a brief AWS outage yesterday in the us-east region that managed to take some high profile sites offline for most of an hour. From the status report from Amazon, there was a partial network outage within an availability zone which cascaded to […]

ElastiCache Support in Stackdriver AWS Monitoring 

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A traditional three-tier web application application typically includes a caching layer to help improve performance by saving expensive queries to your database.  At its most basic level, a caching layer lets you store results of expensive database queries in a fast, in-memory system that allows you to look up those results later with a simple […]

Going Beyond Cloudwatch Metrics with Stackdriver 

Agent memory monitoring by Stackdriver

Stackdriver now provides a packaged monitoring agent . The agent installs on your instances and pushes data every minute for quicker issue discovery and notification than the default Cloudwatch granularity.

Who’s on Call: Stackdriver & PagerDuty Support 

In general, engineers set out to write good code and most do so. But even with the best code, things inevitably break. Whether it’s due to a software bug, an unintended consequence that wasn’t considered, a hardware failure, a virtual hardware failure or something else isn’t that important. At the end of the data, everything fails for one reason or another. And if you’re running a web based application, that takes out your application. The perennial question at that point is who should be on the hook to fix things when that happens.

Using Amazon EC2 IDs Instead of Names 

When working with cloud resources, it’s often useful to know the Amazon EC2 ID of the resource instead of using a name. This is especially true when tying data together into multiple systems and connect between them. Using Amazon EC2 IDs can be useful when tying data into into multiple systems and connecting between them. This guide will show […]

New Command Line Toolset for Amazon Web Services 

On Friday, Amazon released one (final?) little holiday treat for those of us who make heavy use of Amazon Web Services with the first version of the aws-cli command line tool. Until now, interacting with the different parts of AWS from the command line required a mix of different applications that you had to download […]