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AWS CloudWatch Best Practices

AWS CloudWatch is a reliable, scalable, and flexible monitoring service that you can start using within minutes and enables you to monitor your resources in near real time



AWS CloudWatch is a reliable, scalable, and flexible monitoring service that you can start using within minutes and enables you to monitor your resources in near real time. CloudWatch provides insight into a number of AWS services, such as EC2, Dynamo DB, RDS, EBS and ELB. Using Cloudwatch provides up to date metrics on CPU utilisation, application performance and operational health.

Cloud Conformity checks AWS CloudWatch service according to the following rules:

Enable AWS Billing Alerts
Ensure billing alerts are enabled for increments of x spend.

Enable AWS CloudWatch Billing Alarm
Ensure your AWS costs are being monitored using a CloudWatch billing alarm.