Monitoring Amazon Lambda with Amazon EFS

Integrating Amazon Lambda and Amazon EFS with your monitoring system

To integrate Amazon Lambda and Amazon EFS with your monitoring system, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Amazon Lambda and Amazon EFS and how that can support your monitoring system.

What is Amazon Lambda?

Amazon Lambda is a cloud-based, fully scalable service that lets you run code without managing or provisioning servers. Amazon Lambda will run your code when you need it and only charges you when you use it. You can run virtually any code for nearly all types of backend applications and services with no administration. Amazon looks after it all for you, including code monitoring and logging, capacity provision and scaling, and operating system and server maintenance.

You can use code that responds automatically to an Amazon DynamoDB table or Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). You can also invoke code using API calls made using AWS SDKs or write code to respond to HTTP requests using Amazon API Gateway. Plus, you can write functions for serverless applications that you can automatically deploy using AWS CodeBuild and AWS CodePipeline. You can create backend services that take advantage of Amazon Web Services inbuilt security, scale, and performance, plus use Amazon Lambda to extend other AWS services with custom logic.


More importantly, Amazon Lambda automatically monitors your code on your behalf and reports metrics through Amazon CloudWatch. Amazon Lambda automatically tracks the number of requests, the invocations per request, and the number of errors triggered by a request. 

With MetricFire, you can turbocharge your Amazon Lambda code monitoring services. By integrating Amazon CloudWatch with the MetricFire platform, you can display your Amazon Lambda 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 you can receive alerts via email or Slack when your code is doing something it shouldn't.

What is Amazon EFS?

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) provides a scalable but easy-to-use elastic NFS (network file system) for AWS Cloud services and on-premises resources. It supports on-demand requirements to the petabyte scale. It is fully managed and can shrink or expand as you add and remove files. This high level of change removes the need to manage capacity to accommodate growth.

Amazon EFS provides parallel shared access to thousands of Amazon EC2 instances, allowing your applications to achieve high aggregate throughput levels and IOPS (Input/output operations per second) with consistent low latencies.

You can use Amazon EFS for almost any purpose, from small home storage to business-critical applications, including big data analytics, database backups, application development, testing, web serving, content management, media and entertainment workflows, and container storage.


You can monitor your Amazon EFS file systems using Amazon CloudWatch. Metrics include the number of client connections, the amount of data read or written, file system storage, and more. You can use your Amazon EFS console to display a series of graphs based on the raw data from Amazon CloudWatch. For more extensive monitoring, you would find MetricFire an excellent companion thanks to the more advanced features.

With Metricfire, you can turbocharge your Amazon Elastic File System 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, scraping the unwanted data. You can also establish clear rules to toss out data you no longer have, plus get custom alerts via email or Slack when your EFS files system falls out of alignment.

How to integrate Amazon Lambda and Amazon EFS with your monitoring system

To integrate Amazon Lambda and Amazon EFS with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Amazon Lambda and Amazon EFS and get Amazon Lambda and Amazon EFS interacting with your MetricFire dashboards directly.

What is MetricFire?

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: 

  • Cloud Monitoring

  • Hosted Graphite

  • Dashboards

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:

  • Simple, low-cost pricing
    A structured pricing model based on unique time series metrics allows you to work within your budget. The predictability and transparent pricing allow you to keep your costs in check and plan for the future. 1 metric is 1 metric.

  • Easy-to-use dashboards
    Easily share your dashboards with clients for free.

  • Responsive alerting
    Alert notification integrations PagerDuty, Slack, email, and webhooks.

  • Freedom of customization
    Custom metrics through your code.

  • Fantastic customer support
    Highly available support is provided by engineers for engineers to get you set up quickly.

  • Enterprise-ready
    Dedicated clusters for users that need their own environment. 
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“As MetricFire scales effortlessly, we can push and store more metrics than we really need today but might need tomorrow. This increases our depth of understanding of the systems that we run and heads off any future problems.”
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