Making AWS Performance and Cost Management Easy
The native AWS management console provides the ITOps team managing their AWS Instances the ability to see configuration and performance stats of those instances, but not without flaws.
With the AWS management console it is difficult to spot an instance which is stressed unless a specific alarm has been set up. What’s more, the data is presented in a way which is not very user friendly or intuitive, so reaching the information may not be easy. Or if, for instance, one needs to know which are the top resource consuming instances for any type of resource ( i.e.network bandwidth, CPU, RAM, etc.) that information can’t be reached without considerable effort. Additionally, information like how many instances are using a specific key name or security group is very difficult to ascertain within the AWS management console.
And what about cost? Cost isn’t just for accounts – sure, they can see my last Total bill, but they won’t know the actual, everyday things such as – is there any unused attached storage which is being paid for? Is the assigned instance is underutilized or strained which may call for adding another instance, or consolidating existing ones to save costs?
Read the entire article here, Making AWS Performance and Cost Management Easy
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