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Category: Storage

Amazon S3 Encrypts New Objects By Default

At AWS, security is job zero. Starting today, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) encrypts all new objects by default. Now, S3 automatically applies server-side encryption (SSE-S3) for each new object, unless you specify a different encryption option. SSE-S3 was first launched in 2011. As Jeff wrote at the time: “Amazon S3 server-side encryption handles […]

Heads-Up: Amazon S3 Security Changes Are Coming in April of 2023

Starting in April of 2023 we will be making two changes to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to put our latest best practices for bucket security into effect automatically. The changes will begin to go into effect in April and will be rolled out to all AWS Regions within weeks. Once the changes are […]

AWS Week in Review – December 12, 2022

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS! The world is asynchronous, is what Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, reminded us during his keynote last week at AWS re:Invent. At the beginning of the keynote, he showed us how […]

New – Failover Controls for Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points

We launched Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points to give you a global endpoint that spans S3 buckets in multiple AWS Regions. With S3 Multi-Region Access Points, you can build multi-region applications with the same simple architecture used in a single Region. This cool and powerful feature uses AWS Global Accelerator to monitor network congestion and […]

New – Announcing Amazon EFS Elastic Throughput

Today, we are announcing the availability of Amazon EFS Elastic Throughput, a new throughput mode for Amazon EFS that is designed to provide your applications with as much throughput as they need with pay-as-you-use pricing. This new throughput mode enables you to further simplify running workloads and applications on AWS by providing shared file storage […]

New – Amazon Redshift Support in AWS Backup

With Amazon Redshift, you can analyze data in the cloud at any scale. Amazon Redshift offers native data protection capabilities to protect your data using automatic and manual snapshots. This works great by itself, but when you’re using other AWS services, you have to configure more than one tool to manage your data protection policies. […]

New for AWS Backup – Protect and Restore Your CloudFormation Stacks

To define the data protection policy of an application, you have to look at its components and find which ones store data that needs to be protected. Those are the stateful components of your application, such as databases and file systems. Other components don’t store data but need to be restored as well in case […]

Automated in-AWS Failback for AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

I first covered AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (DRS) in a 2021 blog post. In that post, I described how DRS “enables customers to use AWS as an elastic recovery site for their on-premises applications without needing to invest in on-premises DR infrastructure that lies idle until needed. Once enabled, DRS maintains a constant replication posture […]