Posted On: Feb 17, 2023

With the general availability of Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager in the AWS Europe (Spain) and AWS Europe (Zurich) Regions, customers in those regions can now automate the creation, sharing, copying and retention of Amazon EBS Snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs via policies. Data Lifecycle Manager eliminates the need for complicated custom scripts to manage your EBS resources, saving you time and money.

You can create policies that automatically create snapshots from EBS volumes and multi-volume crash-consistent snapshots of EBS Volumes attached to EC2 Instances. You can also set your policies to automatically move snapshots to EBS Snapshots Archive, a tier for EBS Snapshots that can help you save up to 75% on storage costs for EBS Snapshots that you intend to retain for more than 90 days and rarely access. With EBS-backed AMI policies, you can set Data Lifecycle Manager to automatically deprecate, and deregister AMIs and then delete the underlying snapshots, ensuring you do not pay for AMI snapshots that are no longer required. 

You can start creating policies through the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or AWS SDK and monitor the policies through CloudWatch metrics. To learn more, check our blogpost or visit the Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager documentation