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Restore data from Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes starting with partial object keys

When managing data storage, it is important to optimize for cost by storing data in the most cost-effective manner based on how often data is used or accessed. For many enterprises, this means using some form of cold storage or archiving for data that is less frequently accessed or used while keeping more frequently used […]

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Protecting Amazon RDS DB instances encrypted using KMS AWS managed key with cross-account and cross-Region backups

Organizations are looking for solutions to protect their valuable data against ransomware attacks, natural disasters, and operational errors. Many of these organizations operate in regulated industries and must maintain data long-term to meet compliance obligations and business continuity goals. In AWS, customers can accomplish these goals by backing up mission-critical databases into centralized backup storage […]

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Run containerized applications efficiently using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP and Amazon EKS

Kubernetes is a scalable system that offers rapid and easy containerized application deployments for both stateless and long-running, stateful applications. Many Kubernetes applications require a storage system that integrates with the Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) to create file and block volumes, scale storage, take snapshots, and create clones. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP supports […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery monitoring of AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Monitoring and troubleshooting disaster recovery (DR) solutions is a critical component of any DR strategy. The ability to receive alerts and status updates is imperative when it comes to limiting downtime and maintaining operations. Often, monitoring a DR solution is a post-deployment afterthought. Administrators must be logged in to the tool to see if it’s […]

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Optimizing cost with long-term pricing options for AWS Snowball

At the edge, in austere, non-data center environments, and in locations where there’s lack of consistent network connectivity, optimizing costs and operations is essential to successful outcomes. It can be difficult to manage costs and achieve goals in these austere environments, with limited resources and capabilities. The Snow Family, comprised of AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball, enable you to […]

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Amazon S3 Lifecycle

Reduce storage costs with fewer noncurrent versions using Amazon S3 Lifecycle

Keeping multiple copies and versions of data is a tried-and-true security and data protection protocol. In the event that one version is harmed or corrupted, another is ready as a backup. While increased security with multiple versions and copies is a plus, the added storage costs of (purposefully) redundant data must be carefully considered. It […]

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How ClearScale overcame data migration hurdles using AWS DataSync

Many organizations today are either amongst a cloud migration projects or have it as a top priority, but as IT professionals know migrating to the cloud is not an easy task. It takes time, a detailed plan, and expert orchestration between departments. Even with the most comprehensive, in-depth migration planning, issues can arise that result […]

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Addressing I/O latency when restoring Amazon EBS volumes from EBS Snapshots

From a storage volume perspective, latency is the time elapsed between sending an I/O request to a volume and receiving an acknowledgement from the volume that the I/O read or write is complete. Latency is a key measurement for applications which are sensitive to the round trip time (RTT) of I/O operation. An example of […]

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Updating Amazon S3 object ACLs at scale with S3 Batch Operations

Access control lists (ACLs) are permission sets associated with data or other system resources that dictate access permissions, and they have been a staple of data security for decades. You may come across a situation where you want to update the ACL on a large number of files, perhaps billions or more. For example, you […]

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Automating CloudEndure Disaster Recovery blueprint changes for testing and recovery

Non-disruptive testing of a disaster recovery (DR) solution is critical to ensuring frequent and effective validation of that solution. This can be difficult with traditional DR solutions, which can lead to a lack of testing and even a failed recovery during a disaster. To perform non-disruptive testing of DR solutions, companies need a scalable way […]

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