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cloudwatch

import "github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go/service/cloudwatch"

Package cloudwatch provides the client and types for making API requests to Amazon CloudWatch.

Amazon CloudWatch monitors your Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources and the applications you run on AWS in real time. You can use CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, which are the variables you want to measure for your resources and applications.

CloudWatch alarms send notifications or automatically change the resources you are monitoring based on rules that you define. For example, you can monitor the CPU usage and disk reads and writes of your Amazon EC2 instances. Then, use this data to determine whether you should launch additional instances to handle increased load. You can also use this data to stop under-used instances to save money.

In addition to monitoring the built-in metrics that come with AWS, you can monitor your own custom metrics. With CloudWatch, you gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health.

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/goto/WebAPI/monitoring-2010-08-01 for more information on this service.

See cloudwatch package documentation for more information. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-go/api/service/cloudwatch/

Using the Client

To contact Amazon CloudWatch with the SDK use the New function to create a new service client. With that client you can make API requests to the service. These clients are safe to use concurrently.

See the SDK's documentation for more information on how to use the SDK. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-go/api/

See aws.Config documentation for more information on configuring SDK clients. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-go/api/aws/#Config

See the Amazon CloudWatch client CloudWatch for more information on creating client for this service. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-go/api/service/cloudwatch/#New