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What’s Amazon CloudWatch?

Per the company, Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and observability service built for DevOps engineers, site reliability engineers (SREs) and IT managers.

CloudWatch detects anomalous or critical cloud activities. With CloudWatch, teams can:

  • Set alarms
  • Visualize logs and metrics side by side
  • Take automated actions
  • Troubleshoot issues
  • Gain insight into keeping applications running smoothly

Alert Management With Amazon CloudWatch

and OnPage Integration


An OnPage high-priority, mobile alert is triggered when CloudWatch detects an anomaly. OnPage notifies the right person using alerting policies, routing rules and on-call schedules. The integration minimizes the time it takes to identify and respond to incidents occurring in AWS resources or applications.


Integration Setup


Amazon CloudWatch

How Does It Work?

The integration works by configuring OnPage as the endpoint in CloudWatch’s alerting chain. The process is shown below:

1. All resources in your cloud environment, including the VPC, collect configuration, activity and access logs.

2. AWS CloudWatch pulls the log from AWS resources.

3. (a) These logs are compared against configured Rules and CloudWatch Metrics. When user-defined thresholds are passed, a CloudWatch Alarm (CWA) is triggered. The CWA then composes an alert message that is published (sent) to Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS).

(b) Logs are also evaluated by CloudWatch Events (CWE), which can trigger remediation via AWS Lambda functions. CWEs can also publish alerts to SNS.

4. SNS sends the message to OnPage’s server via an encrypted HTTPS connection, which in turn, sends the message as a high-priority OnPage alert.


See the Integration LIVE in Action!

Combine the power of application and infrastructure monitoring with contextual, real-time alert automation to speed up troubleshooting and debugging, and reduce mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR).

Benefits of Using Amazon CloudWatch With OnPage

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