Cloud news this week includes AWS monitoring for OpsWorks, GCE’s general availability, Stackdriver news update, GCE’s competitiveness for 2013 and AWS Parallel Scan support for DynamoDB.
Today, Amazon announced that they had integrated monitoring into the OpsWorks service. Compared to the initial version of the service, this is a significant step forward and should increase the appeal of OpsWorks for customers who want to combine the existing benefits of AWS with a simple hosted chef offering and OS metric visualization. Here are our initial impressions of the new monitoring feature.
I examine the strong link between Stackdriver and Northeastern University including details on our foundations, husky employees, and involvement with NEU’s IBCC team.
Although AWS is known for its wide array of features and reliability, problems can still occur. Here is a list of the most common AWS problems and what you can do to solve them.
Tagging is an important capability that helps AWS customers streamline the process of managing their environments. In this first in a two-part series, I provide an overview of tagging, describe how one can apply tags to resources, and highlight common tag classes that mature AWS customers employ. In the next post in the series, I will describe how people use tags to streamline management of their AWS resources.
1. Debian Linux Will Serve As The Default OS For Google Compute Engine | TechCruch Google have chosen Debian as their default OS for GCE; their new Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform. Experts say that their choice is based on the other main options – Red Hat and Ubuntu requiring payment when used, as well as cultural similarities and Debian’s [...]
Those of us who manage cloud-powered apps are frustrated with the current state of alerting. The task of notifying the right person at the right time when there is an important issue that needs attention (and not doing the inverse) is as easy to understand as it is difficult to implement. Tools that focus on threshold-based alerting are helpful but they fall far short in supporting common patterns in the performance of our systems (random spikes, trending, seasonality, etc.). At Stackdriver, we believe that a new level of intelligence for alerting is within reach–incorporating time-tested statistical techniques and modern cloud and “big data” technologies. We still have a lot of work to do but we are already are breaking new ground in terms of delivering more useful alerting capabilities to our customers.
This week, Stackdriver launched the public beta of its monitoring service, Azure sales topped $1 billion, Citi shed more light on AWS’ dominance, Accenture launches cloud brokerage and Reuben Cohen discusses cloud interoperability.
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 [...]
To celebrate our public beta launch today, I’ve assembled instructions for those of you new to intelligent monitoring on how to make the most of Stackdriver. This guide will cover creating policies, groups and dashboards, alongside tips on health checks and inviting your co-workers.