Cloud Management Service Ylastic Announces Voice Alerts From the Cloud

ylastic-voice-powered-by-Twilio Today Ylastic, the company providing a single interface for managing cloud services via web and mobile, announced new voice functionality powered by Twilio.

According to Ylastic, in addition to the alerts they currently provide via email, Twitter, and Jabber customers can now receive voice notifications by telephone.

How Ylastic Uses Twilio

Ylastic initiates a phone call to the Ylastic account holder when their in-cloud virtual server triggers a notification (e.g. load spike).

Voice notifications can also be generated when:

Example of a Voice Alert Generated by Ylastic

 

 

According to the Ylastic blog,

you can get a voice alert when any of these parameters for a Amazon CloudWatch enabled instance exceed the threshold you’ve set:

  • CPU Utilization
  • Bytes read from all disks for instance

  • Bytes written to all disks for instance

  • Completed read operations from all disks for instance

  • Completed write operations from all disks for instance

  • Bytes received on all network interfaces for instance

  • Bytes sent out on all network interfaces for instance

  • Latency for the load balancer

  • Number of requests processed by the load balancer

  • Number of unhealthy instances for load balancer

You can also get voice alerts when EC2 initiates Auto Scaling
activities for your scaling group, and when a service health change is
detected for EC2, S3, SQS, SimpleDB and CloudFront.

Interested in learning more? Check out the Ylastic blog, or follow them on Twitter for the latest updates.