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Category: Storage

New – Using Amazon GuardDuty to Protect Your S3 Buckets

As we anticipated in this post, the anomaly and threat detection for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) activities that was previously available in Amazon Macie has now been enhanced and reduced in cost by over 80% as part of Amazon GuardDuty. This expands GuardDuty threat detection coverage beyond workloads and AWS accounts to also help you protect your […]

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Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore for Shared EBS Snapshots

Snapshots are an integral part of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). Snapshots allow you to create a block-level, point-in-time copy of your volumes for backup, or disaster-recovery purposes. Snapshots are incremental, only data modified since the last snapshots are copied again. You can share snapshots between AWS Regions, or AWS Accounts. Once you have a […]

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Create Snapshots From Any Block Storage Using EBS Direct APIs

I am excited to announce you can now create Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots from any block storage data, such as on-premises volumes, volumes from another cloud provider, existing block data stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), or even your own laptop :-) AWS customers using the cloud for disaster recovery of on-premises […]

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Introducing AWS Snowcone – A Small, Lightweight, Rugged, Secure Edge Computing, Edge Storage, and Data Transfer Device

Last month I published my AWS Snowball Edge Update and told you about the latest updates to Snowball Edge, including faster storage-optimized devices with more memory & vCPUs, the AWS OpsHub for Snow Family GUI-based management tool, IAM for Snowball Edge, and Snowball Edge Support for AWS Systems Manager. AWS Snowcone Today I would like […]

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New – A Shared File System for Your Lambda Functions

July 1, 2020: Post updated to take care that Amazon EFS increased file system minimum throughput, when burst credits are exhausted, to 1 MiB/s. I am very happy to announce that AWS Lambda functions can now mount an Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), a scalable and elastic NFS file system storing data within and across multiple availability zones […]

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Amazon FSx for Windows File Server – Storage Size and Throughput Capacity Scaling

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed, highly reliable file storage that is accessible over the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. It is built on Windows Server, delivering a wide range of administrative features such as user quotas, end-user file restore, and Microsoft Active Directory integration, consistent with operating an on-premises Microsoft Windows […]

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New – Enhanced Amazon Macie Now Available with Substantially Reduced Pricing

Amazon Macie is a fully managed service that helps you discover and protect your sensitive data, using machine learning to automatically spot and classify data for you. Over time, Macie customers told us what they like, and what they didn’t. The service team has worked hard to address this feedback, and today I am very happy […]

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AWS Snowball Edge Update – Faster Hardware, OpsHub GUI, IAM, and AWS Systems Manager

Over the last couple of years I’ve told you about several members of the “Snow” family of edge computing and data transfer devices – The original Snowball, the more-powerful Snowball Edge, and the exabyte-scale Snowmobile. Today I would like to tell you about the latest updates to Snowball Edge. Here’s what I have for you […]

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Amazon Elastic Container Service & AWS Fargate, now support Amazon Elastic File System

It has only been five years since Jeff wrote on this blog about the launch of the Amazon Elastic Container Service. I remember reading that post and thinking how exotic and unusual containers sounded. Fast forward just five years, and containers are an everyday part of most developers lives, but whilst customers are increasingly adopting […]

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New – Low-Cost HDD Storage Option for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

You can use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server to create file systems that can be accessed from a wide variety of sources and that use your existing Active Directory environment to authenticate users. Last year we added a ton of features including Self-Managed Directories, Native Multi-AZ File Systems, Support for SQL Server, Fine-Grained File […]

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