Using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry collector for cross-account metrics collection on Amazon ECS

In November 2020, we announced OpenTelemetry support on AWS with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT), a secure, production-ready, AWS-supported distribution of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project. With ADOT, you can instrument applications to send correlated metrics and traces to multiple AWS solutions, such as our Amazon Managed Read more…

Operating Lambda: Performance optimization – Part 2

In the Operating Lambda series, I cover important topics for developers, architects, and systems administrators who are managing AWS Lambda-based applications. This three-part series discusses performance optimization for Lambda-based applications. Part 1 describes the Lambda execution environment lifecycle, and explains defining, measuring, and improving cold starts. This blog post explains Read more…

Tracing AWS Lambda functions in AWS X-Ray with OpenTelemetry

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry is a secure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)-supported, production-ready distribution of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project that provides open source APIs, libraries, and agents to collect distributed traces and metrics for application monitoring. OpenTelemetry is a community effort to simplify observability instrumentation for all. As Read more…

Manage Amazon CloudWatch agent deployment at scale using the AWS Cloud Development Kit to optimize AWS usage

In this blog post, we will show you how you can programmatically deploy the Amazon CloudWatch agent using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) as you create your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. You can use the command line, AWS Systems Manager, and AWS CloudFormation to install the CloudWatch agent on your EC2 instances. We Read more…