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Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a container management service that is fully managed, fast, and secure. It makes it easy for you to run, stop, and manage containers on a cluster. It should not be confused with Amazon EC2 that is used to manage the computing capacity and resources of the infrastructure used to store and run your containers. However, Amazon ECS and Amazon EC2 are often used together to manage your containers and the infrastructure they run on.
Containers are used for packaging application code, configurations, and dependencies into a single object, ensuring quick, reliable, and consistent deployments, regardless of your software environment. AWS provides a range of tools to help you register, manage, and run your application containers.
You can create task definitions that you use to run individual tasks or tasks within a service for each of your containers. AWS Fargate can run your tasks for you, or if you need more control, you can run your services or tasks on a cluster of Amazon EC2 instances.
Amazon ECS launches and stops your container-based applications by using simple API calls. You can also retrieve your cluster's state from a centralized service that gives you access to many Amazon EC2 features.
Monitoring your Amazon ECS resources is simple by using Amazon CloudWatch. The metrics you collect depend on the task launch type you use. If you use Fargate launch types for your services, then CPU and memory utilization metrics are provided to monitor your services. For the Amazon EC2 launch types, you need to monitor the EC2 instances yourself. This is where MetricFire can help you out.
With MetricFire, you can turbocharge your Amazon ECS 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 ECS service is doing something it shouldn't.
Graphite-API is a tool designed to fetch metrics from time series databases such as Whisper or Cyanite. Once it has gathered the metrics, it then renders graphs or JSON data out of each of these time series. Graphite-API is an API-based alternative to Graphite-web, so it does not have any built-in dashboard. Instead, this AP server tool replicates Graphite-web behavior, and works with the abundant Graphite dashboard applications available on the market such as Grafana.
The Graphite-API application comes with several improvements over Graphite-web:
Graphite API does not come with any web or graphical interfaces. This feature gap is where MetricFire comes into its own.
With our Hosted Graphite solution, we've taken the best parts of open-source Graphite and supercharged them. We also added everything missing in Graphite: a built-in agent, team accounts, granular dashboard permissions, and integrations with other technologies and services like AWS, Heroku, logging tools, and more. Hosted Graphite's advanced filtering lets you choose only the data views you want to see, so you can discard the rest. You can also set up simple rules to discard data you no longer keep, plus receive alerts via email or the Slack messaging platform.
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.
The benefits of MetricFire are:
Why thousands of engineers choose us:
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