Reliability Key AWS Services

The AWS service that is essential to Reliability is Amazon CloudWatch, whichmonitors runtime metrics. The following services and features support the three areasin reliability:

  • Foundations: AWS IAM enables you to securely control access to AWS services and resources. Amazon VPC lets you provision a private, isolated section of the AWS Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network. AWS Trusted Advisor provides visibility into service limits. AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards web applications running on AWS.

  • Change Management: AWS CloudTrail records AWS API calls for your account and delivers log files to you for auditing. AWS Config provides a detailed inventory of your AWS resources and configuration, and continuously records configuration changes. Amazon Auto Scaling is a service that will provide an automated demand management for a deployed workload. Amazon CloudWatch provides the ability to alert on metrics, including custom metrics. Amazon CloudWatch also has a logging feature that can be used to aggregate log files from your resources.

  • Failure Management: AWS CloudFormation provides templates for the creation of AWS resources and provisions them in an orderly and predictable fashion. Amazon S3 provides a highly durable service to keep backups. Amazon Glacier provides highly durable archives. AWS KMS provides a reliable key management system that integrates with many AWS services.