Information for: DEVELOPERS   PARTNERS

Monitoring and support

To ensure high availability for hosted applications, Acquia Cloud Enterprise includes internal, security, and infrastructure monitoring services and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24/7).

The current status of Acquia Cloud services is always available at status.acquia.com and is also updated on twitter.com/acquia_support.

Internal monitoring

Acquia uses the SignalFX monitoring platform to give instant access to vital, real-time, and historical metrics of the servers it provisions in the AWS infrastructure, which includes the applications Acquia manages for its subscribers. Acquia monitors over 40 metrics, which are linked to alerts by email, SMS, and pager. Metrics include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

  • Disk usage
  • CPU usage
  • Memory usage and swap activity
  • Running processes
  • Database size and available storage space

Acquia monitors dozens of system parameters and periodically tunes various thresholds across different system types to optimize platform monitoring. Acquia doesn’t publish alert thresholds due to the quantity and changing nature of these operational parameters. Systems are configured to provide the best managed service possible and to meet or exceed platform uptime commitments.

Acquia’s monitoring systems use alerting and escalation to ensure our teams are notified when alerts are generated. Acquia team members work on three continents and respond to alerts 24/7.

Acquia uses New Relic Application Performance Monitoring (APM), a web application performance management tool, which enables live monitoring of Drupal and other PHP applications, tuning for optimal application performance, and help with troubleshooting issues.

Acquia doesn’t independently monitor the health and performance of the applications you host on Acquia Cloud. If your application’s health or performance are impacted by server-related issues detected by our monitoring systems, then the preceding notification and mitigation practices will apply. If the application is down or impaired as a result of application-layer issues which don’t impact the stability of the application’s servers, then Acquia will provide assistance only if you contact Acquia Support by phone or Support ticket.

Acquia Cloud provides a self-service feature called uptime monitoring. You can use this feature to monitor application performance and availability. You can configure uptime monitoring to notify your team members when issues are detected. Uptime monitoring does not automatically contact Acquia Support, and many issues detected by this feature either resolve themselves or can be resolved without the help of Acquia Support. If you detect any issues with uptime monitoring requiring Acquia’s help to resolve, and your subscription includes Acquia Support tickets, create a Support ticket and Acquia will assist you with your investigation.

Security monitoring

Acquia uses OSSEC, an open-source, host-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS), which performs log analysis, integrity checking, and time-based alerting.

Infrastructure monitoring

Amazon monitors critical infrastructure availability and health including power and environmental conditions, network and Internet peering, and hardware. The Acquia Support team monitors any infrastructure issues impacting our subscribers.

Self-service monitoring

Acquia provides tools you can use to monitor the state of your applications, including the Acquia uptime monitoring service. You can opt to receive email notifications of critical issues detected by the uptime monitoring service.

Leveraging 24/7 Support

Acquia Support is available 24/7 to respond to critical, application-impacting issues. For more information, see the Support Users Guide.