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Observability in AWS
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Description

In this course, we will explain the concept of observability in AWS.

Learning Objectives

  • What observability is 
  • What AWS services can help you achieve observability
  • The open-source services you can use to gain insight into your systems 

Intended Audience

This course has been created for those looking for an overview of the observability services in AWS, including native services like CloudWatch and X-Ray and the monitoring services built off of them, as well as open-source services like Grafana, Prometheus, and standards like OpenTelemetry.

Prerequisites 

To get the most out of this course, you should have a good understanding of the AWS ecosystem, including knowledge of compute services like ECS and EKS, Lambda, and EC2. Some familiarity with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray will also help to better understand some of the practical parts of this course. If you’d like to take a course specifically on Amazon CloudWatch or X-Ray, feel free to check out the following courses:

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course, which will explain the concept of observability in AWS. 

Before we begin, I’d like to introduce myself - my name is Alana Layton and I’m an AWS content creator here at Cloud Academy. Feel free to connect with me to ask any questions using the details shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course has been created for those that are looking for an overview of the observability services in AWS, including native services like CloudWatch, X-Ray and the monitoring services built off of them, as well as open source services like Grafana, Prometheus, and standards like OpenTelemetry. 

By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of:

To get the most out of this course, you should have a good understanding of the AWS ecosystem, including knowledge on compute services like ECS and EKS, Lambda, and EC2.  Some familiarity with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray will help as well to better understand some of the practical parts of this course. If you’d like to take a course specifically on Amazon CloudWatch or X-Ray, feel free to check out the following courses.

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact support@cloudacademy.com.

Please note that, at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate.  AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services.

As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time.  Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our content up to date in order to provide the best training available. So, if you notice any information that is outdated, please contact support@cloudacademy.com.  This will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle.

Thank you! 

About the Author

Alana Layton is an experienced technical trainer, technical content developer, and cloud engineer living out of Seattle, Washington. Her career has included teaching about AWS all over the world, creating AWS content that is fun, and working in consulting. She currently holds six AWS certifications. Outside of Cloud Academy, you can find her testing her knowledge in bar trivia, reading, or training for a marathon.