AWS is previewing Container Insights, a CloudWatch component that allows for greater visibility into containerized applications using microservice architectures.
The goal is to provide IT operations teams with improved observability of their applications. Observability comes from a combination of people, process, and technology.
CloudWatch Container Insights aims to beef up the technology component for improved observability. Let’s dive into some details.
How It Works
We can see that Container Insights provides users with a fairly robust monitoring dashboard out of the box.
Because Container Insights is still in preview, AWS recommends limiting its use to test environments and not using it in production until after the general availability release.
Containers can offer great advantages for development and for infrastructure as code capabilities, but they can create a lot of extra work for operations. Container Insights helps bridge this gap by providing powerful out-of-the-box monitoring capabilities to operations teams.
See the other notes in this series for more detail about container observability and Anomaly Detection.
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