One of New Relic Infrastructure’s most useful features is the ability to let you monitor your entire infrastructure via New Relic Insights. Integrations with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other external infrastructure services are designed to provide a complete view of your entire architecture in one place.

New Relic Infrastructure launched last year with more than a dozen built-in integrations, and today we’re excited to announce general availability of a host of new integrations specifically for Amazon AWS.

The AWS integrations released today include:

  1. AWS Billing
  2. AWS Route53 DNS service
  3. Amazon Elasticsearch Service
  4. Amazon Kinesis Firehose
  5. Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) / Amazon EC2 Container Registry (ECR)

Let’s take a closer look at each one:

AWS Billing and Cost Management

estimated charges per service

This deep integration is designed to make it easy for AWS users to deal with the cost structures of multiple AWS accounts and multiple services on each account. Because New Relic Infrastructure integrates with AWS Budgets and Forecasts, these users can instantly see how much they are getting charged for various AWS services and build dashboards to forecast future charges. It also allows development teams and the finance department to gain alignment on the impact that a fast growing application or the supporting infrastructure might have on the bottom line.

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AWS Route53 DNS Service

AWS Route53 DNS Service

Domain Name System (DNS) services may not be super sexy, but they are very useful and necessary to route the traffic that flows through the systems that support your applications. Our Route53 DNS integration is designed to help you keep an eye on health checks of your DNS infrastructure and let you set alerts based on whether or not those checks come back OK.

We are also adding a pair of new metrics supported by Route53: SSL handshake and time to first byte on DNS resolution. Finally, New Relic Infrastructure customers will be able to use the inventory view to track down DNS configuration changes and drifts which may have unintended implications for the health of an application.

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Amazon Elasticsearch Service makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale the open source Elasticsearch search and analytics engine for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Widely used on many workflows, the Amazon Elasticsearch Service is typically used to quickly start up projects where searching features are required but users don’t need to go in depth on the configuration or have huge cluster requirements. That makes it a great fit for customers who want to quickly access and scale Elasticsearch to support their applications and operations.

Of course, you still need to track how many nodes you add and how many clusters you create. The New Relic Infrastructure AWS Elasticsearch Service integration is designed to give our customers visibility into how the clusters are performing as well as data on read/write, number of nodes, operations, and so on.

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Amazon Kinesis Firehose

The Amazon Kinesis Firehose is designed to let users easily prepare and load real-time streaming data into AWS. Firehose is becoming popular for several different use cases, especially those requiring user tracking, since you can configure Kinesis to receive infinite amounts of data to be stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) or Amazon Redshift for later analysis—and also index messages with Elasticsearch for fast querying.

This New Relic Infrastructure integration is built to let our customers receive data from Firehose and view how their S3, Redshift, and/or Elasticsearch delivery streams are performing in terms of input records and delivery streams (requests & bytes). Customers can also check success rates as well as measure latencies in conjunction with the inventory view in Infrastructure to better understand their stream configuration.

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Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) / Amazon EC2 Container Registry (ECR)

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS)

For customers running Amazon’s EC2 Container Service and Registry, we now provide visibility into the performance, capacity, and utilization of the ECS cluster. In addition, users can take advantage of the native features in New Relic Infrastructure to monitor software inventory and configuration changes for each active image.

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Learn more

To learn more about how to use these new AWS integrations, don’t miss our upcoming webcast New Relic Infrastructure: New AWS Integrations June 2017, scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Register today!

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Alberto Gomez is Director of Product Management for New Relic, based in Barcelona, Spain. View posts by .

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