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Migrate Oracle databases to or within AWS using Amazon S3 integration with Oracle RMAN backups

When migrating to the cloud, customers generally take the opportunity to re-analyze their application and database workloads to optimize their move. Oracle databases are a popular database engine for on-premise infrastructures, but can often lead to increased total cost of ownership, with high upfront hardware costs and locked-in licensing periods. While planning their migration, customers […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Optimize costs and speed up replication with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Maintaining application and data resilience can often be challenging. There is an ever-evolving risk landscape that includes ransomware attacks, natural disasters, user error, hardware faults, and more. Organizations understandably have a strong desire to ensure they can recover within appropriate timescales from an unforeseen disaster event that impacts their systems. In such cases, organizations seek […]

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Choose the best Amazon EBS volume type for your self-managed database deployment

There are many reasons to choose AWS managed services for running a database in the cloud. However, there are times when a managed service may not be the right choice, and a self-managed database instance is best for your organization. Ultimately, when your organization makes that decision, selecting the right components for your self-managed database […]

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Audit your backup RPOs with AWS Backup Audit Manager

When designing a backup and recovery strategy, one important factor is aligning your application’s recovery point objectives (RPO) with your business continuity goals. The ability to continuously detect drifts in your RPOs, due to backup plan misconfigurations or job failures, and identifying non-compliant resources is a critical need for customers. In August 2021, AWS Backup […]

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Backup and restore Amazon FSx for OpenZFS with AWS Backup

On May 17, 2022, AWS Backup announced support for Amazon FSx for OpenZFS, adding to the supported AWS services across compute, storage, and databases. Amazon FSx for OpenZFS customers can now leverage centralized, policy-based management of their data protection and compliance across multiple AWS services to simplify and scale their operations. FSx for OpenZFS snapshots […]

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AWS Backup anomaly detection for Amazon EBS volumes

Protecting your data from cyberattacks and ransomware is a critical responsibility, and taking the necessary steps to detect anomalous activity at every level within your organization can help you keep your data as safe as possible. Data storage is an important area where you can and should deploy anomaly detection. To protect your storage, in […]

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Amazon S3 LIfecycle

Optimize storage costs with new Amazon S3 Lifecycle filters and actions

Managing costs is important to the bottom line of many businesses and their ability to innovate on behalf of customers. You may often find that there is some data that you use frequently, and other data that you access less frequently, if ever. Deciding how to manage costs related to storing such unevenly accessed data […]

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Shutterstock transforms IT and saves 60% on storage costs with Amazon S3

Shutterstock, founded in 2003, is a leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies. Working with a community of over 2 million contributors, our catalog has grown to more than 405 million images and over 25 million videos. Headquartered in New York City, we serve a global customer base spread across 150 countries […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Ensure workload resilience with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery and Arpio

Planning for disaster recovery (DR) is a critical component of any IT operations practice. Applications that run on AWS benefit from the reliability that is built into the platform. However, they can still be impacted by from natural disasters, technical failures, and accidental or malicious human actions. Consequently, implementing best practices around disaster recovery is […]

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How to implement a centralized immutable backup solution with AWS Backup

Many organizations around the world, such as government agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofits, are required to maintain and securely store their data long term to comply with regulatory and business requirements. One way to fulfill such requirements is via a centralized immutable backup solution that creates and stores secure and immutable backups of their data […]

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