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Expanding Amazon Web Services Monitoring with AppDynamics

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Summary
Enterprises are increasingly moving their applications to the cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud provider. Our 20 extensions provide expanded AWS monitoring.

Enterprises are increasingly moving their applications to the cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud provider. In this blog, I will provide some additional details on the expanded support of AWS monitoring.

20 AWS Monitoring Extensions

The AppDynamics platform is highly extensible to monitor various technology solutions that are not discovered natively. Our extensions collect metrics for a specific AWS component and pass them to the AppDynamics controller for tracking, creating health rules and visualizing in dashboards efficiently.

Here is the list of all the AWS monitoring extensions:

  1. AWS SQS Monitoring Extension
  2. AWS EC2 Monitoring Extension
  3. AWS ElastiCache Monitoring Extension
  4. AWS DynamoDB Monitoring Extension
  5. AWS AutoScaling Monitoring Extension
  6. AWS Billing Monitoring Extension
  7. AWS EBS Monitoring Extension
  8. AWS OpsWorks Monitoring Extension
  9. AWS ELB Monitoring Extension
  10. AWS RDS Monitoring Extension
  11. AWS ElasicMapReduce Monitoring Extension
  12. AWS RedShift Monitoring Extension
  13. AWS Route53 Monitoring Extension
  14. AWS SNS Monitoring Extension
  15. AWS StorageGateway Monitoring Extension
  16. AWS CloudSearch Monitoring Extension
  17. AWS Lambda Monitoring Extension
  18. AWS Custom Namespace Monitoring Extension
  19. AWS S3 Monitoring Extension
  20. AWS API Gateway Monitoring Extension

 

Customers can leverage all the core functionalities of AppDynamics (e.g. dynamic baselininghealth rulespoliciesactions, etc.) for all of these AWS metrics while correlating them with the performance of the application using the AWS environment. The AppDynamics platform is highly extensible to monitor various technology solutions that are not discovered natively.

AppDynamics Customers using AWS Monitoring

With AppDynamics, many of our customers have accelerated their application migration to the cloud while others continue to monitor cloud applications as the application complexity explodes with the move towards microservices and dynamic web services. As the workload on the these cloud applications grew, AppDynamics came to rescue by elastically scaling the AWS resources to meet the exponential demand for applications.

 

For example, Nasdaq accelerated their application migration to AWS and gained complete visibility into complex application ecosystem. Heather Abbott, Senior Vice President of Corporate Solutions Technology at Nasdaq, summarized their experience with AppDynamics. “The ability to trace a transaction visually and intuitively through the interface was a major benefit AppDynamics delivered. This visibility was especially valuable when Nasdaq was migrating a platform from its internal infrastructure to the AWS Cloud. We used AppDynamics extensively to understand how our system was functioning on AWS, a completely new platform for us.”