Posted On: Sep 1, 2017

We are excited to announce that you can now add horizontal annotations to your graphs and dashboards in CloudWatch. 

Horizontal annotations can serve as quick visual checks of metrics crossing pre-defined values, such as SLA limits, or provide contextual information for interpreting metric values. You can add lines at key values on the Y-axis, and optionally shade areas between the lines, so that you can analyze your graphed metrics at a glance.  

To get started, you can add horizontal annotations via the Amazon Management Console or programmatically add them using Dashboards APIs via the Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI) and Amazon Web Services SDKs. 

Horizontal annotations are available in all Amazon Web Services Commercial Regions.

To learn more, please visit CloudWatch documentation