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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a block-storage service designed for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). It is designed to scale for and support both throughput and transaction-intensive workloads. Amazon EBS is used to deploy a wide range of workloads, including relational and non-relational databases, enterprise applications, big data analytics engines, file systems, containerized applications, and media workflows.
Amazon EBS the perfect block-storage service for mission-critical systems and can easily scale to petabytes of data.
EBS volumes behave like raw, unformatted block devices that you can mount as devices. You can install a file system on top of your EBS volumes or use them in any way you would use any other block device. You can use EBS volumes as the primary storage for file systems, databases, or any applications requiring access to raw, unformatted, block-level storage. It's also useful for database-style applications that rely on random reads and writes.
Amazon EBS is a great tool for testing, allowing you to duplicate and test your development or production environments. Plus, you can copy Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) or EBS Snapshots to run applications in different AWS regions, allowing you to backup data across geographies and help you reduce data loss, and increase data recovery times.
Amazon Elastic Block Store sends data points to Amazon CloudWatch, including volume metrics and fast snapshot restore metrics, which is where a MetricFire integration comes to the fore.
With Metricfire, you can turbocharge your Amazon Elastic Block Store monitoring services. By integrating Amazon CloudWatch with the Metricfire platform, you can display your metrics on aesthetically pleasing dashboards. MetricFire's advanced filtering lets you choose only the data views you want to see and discard the rest. You can also set up simple rules to discard data you no longer keep, plus receive alerts via email or Slack when your block store is doing something it shouldn't.
Collectd is system statistics collection daemon that periodically retrieves system and application performance metrics and then stores them using various storage solutions such as RRD files. Collectd is a free open-source project. It can gather metrics from multiple sources, including operating systems, applications, log files, and external devices. You can use the statistics compiled by collectd to monitor systems, detect performance bottlenecks, and predict future system loads.
Because it's written in C, collectd is built for performance and portability, allowing you to run it on systems with no scripting language or an embedded system. It comes with optimizations and features to handle hundreds of thousands of metrics. Collectd also lets you configure what metrics you want to capture and what frequency you want to capture them, allowing you to scale back your metrics collection collect only the metrics that make sense for your business needs. Its modular architecture allows the daemon to use only the resources required to do the job.
Collectd only performs the collection and transmission of the metrics. It does not analyze or present the metrics on its own. But by integrating collectd with the Metricfire platform, you can enjoy metrics displayed on aesthetically pleasing dashboards. Our integration lets you view metrics on essential systems and application log messages on your Hosted Graphite graphs and dashboards.
You can download a collectd configuration file pre-filled with your Hosted Graphite account details on our add-ons page. This configuration comes with several collectd plugins enabled, including CPU, DF (file system usage), disk, entropy, interface, load, memory, processes, rrdtool, swap, users and write_graphite.
MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source monitoring tools. We enable you to use Hosted Graphite and aesthetic custom dashboards to visualize your metrics so you can understand what is happening.
MetricFire offers users a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of popular open-source monitoring software services: Graphite and popular dashboards. Plugins for many other open-source projects are preconfigured, such as StatsD, collectd, and Kubernetes. You get all these within a hosted environment as a single product. Not only does MetricFire fit well into the infrastructure monitoring use-case, such as network monitoring and server monitoring, but we also do application monitoring and business intelligence.
Through this hosted environment, MetricFire boosts the unique features of open-source projects to give you more functionality than the original products. Below are some of the MetricFire features at a glance:
The key thing to remember is that Hosted Graphite by MetricFire is more than just Graphite. Our Hosted Graphite product actually adds data dimensionality and better data storage.
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