Elastic Uptime: Website Monitoring, Service Monitoring, API Monitoring, & Host Availability
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Elastic Uptime: Website Monitoring, Service Monitoring, API Monitoring, & Host Availability


In today’s competitive environment,
organizations must find new ways to improve operational efficiency while
increasing customer satisfaction. Web applications continue to rely on an
increasing number of services both internal and external. Monitoring the
uptime and response latency of applications is the most basic level of
monitoring that organizations rely on. The goal of uptime monitoring is to
notify an admin as soon as a critical service is detected to be unresponsive,
responds slowly, or responds with an error. This is typically done with an active
monitor, a process that continuously tries to access the service and return a
response. Often, uptime and latency data gathered from proactive monitors is kept
in siloed tools, making it very hard to correlate between the different data
points which can lead to higher time to resolution. Separate tools also means
overhead on the operating team and of course, additional cost. When using
Elastic Uptime your availability data is stored in an Elasticsearch index
alongside your logs and metrics, allowing you to correlate and compare. The Elastic
Uptime solution is powered by our lightweight shipper, Heartbeat, which you
configure with the list of URLs or IP addresses that you want monitored. You
can specify your expected results such as response code, text, or even the
correct headers. Heartbeat executes periodic checks to verify whether an
endpoint is up or down and reports that information back to Elasticsearch.
Uptime allows you to perform several ability checks such as host availability,
website availability, as well as service and API availability. With Elastic
Uptime, you have full control over request payloads and expected results.
You can get started by getting a free two week trial to Elasticsearch Service
or download and install Elasticsearch and Kibana.
Then configure and spin up your own Heartbeat and start monitoring your
application kingdom.

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