Amazon CloudWatch vs. Site24x7's AWS monitoring

Site24x7 is a cloud-based, all-in-one monitoring solution that assists DevOps and IT engineers with effectively managing their IT environment, including websites, servers, networks, applications, real-user experience, and cloud infrastructure.

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Attribute Site24x7 CloudWatch
Alarms Unlimited alarms 0.10/alarm metric
Custom dashboards 500 custom dashboards $3/dashboard/month*
Data retention 1095 days** 455 days**
OS metrics (CPU steal, load, memory, processes) $1/instance Billed as custom metrics
Application service metrics 1 free plugin per instance (Max 25 attributes) Billed as custom metrics
Maintenance windows
Scheduled IT Automation
Service checks
StatusIQ (Customized status pages)
Builtin best practice checks for AWS resources 150+ best practices
Inventory Dashboard
Availability status at resource-level
Anomaly detection and alerting
Other cloud monitoring services Azure, GCP
Application Performance Monitoring
End-user experience Real user monitoring from browser to backend and synthetics
Mobile App Support
*Above CloudWatch Free tier | **1-hour data points

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Hear what a cloud-native has to say about Site24x7's monitoring capabilities.


We enjoy features like archiving CloudWatch data for more than two weeks and not having to pay AWS for detailed CloudWatch metrics. Site24x7 will extract that information for us and archive it for several years. We are a heavy AWS user, and Site24x7 constantly keeps building new features around new AWS services. Overall, we enjoy the different features of Site24x7.

Shannon Ward Director of Infrastructure and Support Operations
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