AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Recovering network file shares with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery and AWS DataSync

Data is one of the most valuable assets that a business owns. Protecting that data from disasters, such as system or infrastructure failures, is an important part of business continuity planning. Companies have diverse IT infrastructures in which data can be presented from multiple sources. This includes on-premises network-attached storage devices via different file-sharing protocols, […]

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Synchronize your Oracle databases quickly and easily with Amazon FSx for OpenZFS

Synchronizing a fleet of Oracle database environments can become a major operational burden for organizations of all sizes. In this blog post, I explain how you can reduce operational complexity, improve agility, and reduce costs by using Amazon FSx for OpenZFS to clone your Oracle Database data across multiple environments in seconds. IT operations teams […]

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How to securely share application log files with third parties

What do we do when our applications fail, and we must provide instance-level log data to external entities for troubleshooting purposes? It’s best to limit direct human interaction with our production resources, so we often see temporary access provided for a fixed period. For highly regulated industries, the approval process for production access can be […]

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Customization and field maintenance with AWS Snowball Edge – sideloading AMIs

When the AWS Snowball Edge launched in 2016, if you wanted to run Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on the device, you were required to specify an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to be installed on it at time of ordering. You were then able to launch Amazon EC2 instances on the device based […]

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Optimizing SAS Grid on AWS with Amazon FSx for Lustre

Many customers run complex analytics and high performance SAS-based applications on premises using the SAS Grid platform to perform large-scale analytics. Customers with a strategy to move to open-source or cloud-native solutions will often consider refactoring applications to Python or R to lower their total cost of ownership, however refactoring these applications as part of […]

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AWS SAN in the Cloud: Millions of IOPs and tens of GB/s to any Amazon EC2 instance

Over the years, traditional on-premises applications have relied on ever more powerful (and expensive) storage arrays to scale application IO performance and provide a single server with millions of IOPs. Meanwhile, AWS was perfecting the art of linear, elastic horizontal scalability of storage performance in the cloud. Until now, it’s been difficult to meet the […]

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Optimizing SAP HANA’s persistence layer with Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

SAP HANA is an in-memory, relational database which enterprises rely on to run their mission critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and analytical applications. As SAP HANA is an in-memory database, you may wonder why the storage layer is relevant. A key point is that memory is volatile. When you write data to a HANA […]

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Achieve higher database performance using Amazon EBS io2 Block Express volumes

I think it’s safe to say that every organization that runs its own IT environment has applications running on a database. Managing database servers is a critical job, as any performance hiccups on the database could affect many users and the workloads that they execute. Many enterprises see negative impact on the performance of their […]

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Securing your AWS Transfer Family SFTP and FTPS VPC public endpoints

Customers who use the AWS Transfer Family service are typically exchanging files with their business partners over an internet facing endpoint. In doing so, they need to secure these public endpoints so that they are only accessible to known IP addresses and secured against dictionary attacks and port scanners. We previously walked you through how the AWS […]

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Storage for I/O-intensive SQL Server using Amazon EBS io2 Block Express

If you’ve tried to optimize Amazon EBS performance for your SQL Server workload before, you may have come across this blog post from late 2019. Until December 2020, with SQL Server workloads that required more than 80,000 IOPS or 2,375 MB/s of throughput, your only high-performance option was an NVMe-powered Amazon EC2 instance store. These […]

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