- It’s an Amazon web service that monitors the AWS resources and the applications you run on AWS in a particular region.
- It enables monitoring for EC2 and other AWS services, so you can get alerts when things go wrong.
- It collects and tracks metrics like it monitors how much traffic is coming to your instance, system-wise visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and overall operation health.
- You can set user alarms to send notifications. Alerts can be sent to services like AWS Lambda, SNS, SQS, etc.
- It automatically makes changes to the monitored resources, based on defined rules.
- It’s a webservice that records AWS API calls for your account and delivers the log files to you.
- Recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, time of API call, Source IP of the caller, request parameters etc.
- It stores and delivers log files for you.
- It provides a history of API calls for your account.
- Amazon Cloud trial uses Amazon S3 for log file storage.
- Amazon Cloud trail uses Amazon SNS for log file delivery.