- Standard monitoring = every 5mins. Detailed monitoring = every 1min.
- Ability to create custom dashboards with different widgets
- EC2 instances by default have: cpu utilization, disk i/o, net i/o, status machine/host. (No RAM)
- Ability to create Alarms based on Tresholds via AWS SNS.
- Ability to create Events as respond to state changes in aws resources
- Centralized place for log aggregation
- It is not Cloudtrail