Amazon CloudWatch vs Nagios for Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring

As the dominant cloud vendor by market share, AWS—in efforts to rein back control of its public cloud ecosystem—has expanded its plethora of built-in console offerings to go head-to-head with leading 3rd party-developed tools. For example, Amazon Inspector now enables native automated security assessments while AWS CodePipeline offers continuous delivery and release automation services, all from within AWS. And for keeping a keen eye on EC2 instances and application, there's Amazon CloudWatch for native monitoring of AWS cloud resources. Let's see how it stacks up against Nagios, the leading open source infrastructure monitoring platform.  

Filed under: SaaS, Cloud Computing, monitoring

Datadog vs SignalFx for Continuous Monitoring

Continuous monitoring is critical for ensuring that IT assets and controls meet business requirements and expectations—constantly assessing and validating them for quality, integrity, and security. This involves not only identifying infrastructure bugs and issues, but also issues with applications and their components. Deteriorating software performance and downtime can be just as devastating to the business as a data breach or security compromise, and is quite often a red flag for cyber attacks in progress. Two leading solutions, Datadog and SignalFx, can help you spot and decipher the smoke signals before your business goes up in flames.

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Datadog vs New Relic

Monitoring tools have come a long way since the early days of Big Brother. Today's solutions have evolved into powerful software troubleshooting and performance analytics platforms capable of deconstructing and analyzing the entire application stackinfrastructure upfor bugs and issues. Datadog and New Relic are leading vendors in this category; let's take a look at the two and see how they stack up.

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Heroku vs EC2

With the increasing importance of cloud computing, services like Amazon’s EC2 on AWS and Heroku are coming under more scrutiny. Even better for the consumer, the increasing number of such services means more choice in the market. But with this increased choice comes an increased level of confusion, because it’s often difficult to do an apples-to-apples comparison of the various services. Even worse, their offerings aren’t strictly in the same domains, but let’s take a stab at it.

Filed under: amazon, ec2, cloud, IaaS, Cloud Computing, Heroku