AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Prevent IOPS over-provisioning by monitoring striped Amazon EBS volumes within EC2 instance limits

Enterprises are always looking for ways to optimize storage performance to support their performance-intensive applications and workloads. One technique is data striping, which involves segmenting data across multiple storage volumes to aggregate maximum logical capacity and increase performance. The technique is useful for workloads that require high levels of input/output operations per second (IOPS) and/or […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

How to perform non-disruptive tests with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

By performing frequent disaster recovery (DR) tests and drills, your organization can prepare for unexpected IT outages caused by ransomware, human error, and other disruptions. Some organizations avoid DR testing because their testing procedures are time-consuming or costly, or because they cannot test without disrupting business. This can mean that they are unprepared to implement […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Private cross-Region disaster recovery with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Many companies are moving their workloads to AWS to benefit from its highly resilient, cost-effective nature. Although the cloud is highly resilient, it’s still beneficial to prepare for rare, but highly impactful disaster scenarios. Some companies want to put a disaster recovery (DR) solution in place but must maintain secure and private connectivity for security […]

Amazon EBS at re:Invent 2022: Protect data at rest, in transit, and in volume backups

Mission critical workloads need advanced data services for data protection. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) not only provides high-performance block-level storage volumes for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, but also offers comprehensive and consistent data protection capabilities designed to protect data on block storage. Customers have been using Amazon EBS for over a decade […]

Amazon EBS at re:Invent 2022: Balancing costs and getting the most out of your block storage

When I talk with customers, one of the most popular questions that I get asked is “What are the easiest ways I can get more out of what I’m provisioning on AWS?” In my role, I’m focused on Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), the storage powering Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and many managed services. […]

Amazon EBS at re:Invent 2022: Build data resiliency and highly available architectures

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a foundational service for almost anything customers do in AWS. It’s always a good idea to revisit your architecture to make sure it is scaling in a resilient way as you grow in AWS. With this in mind, we have several re:Invent sessions planned this year with a focus on […]

Automatically archive Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager

Customers use snapshots to capture a point-in-time copy of their data, which can be used to enable disaster recovery, migrate data across regions and accounts, and improve backup compliance. For enterprises using snapshots, it is a common requirement to keep snapshots (which are seldom accessed) for more than 90 days, for compliance purposes. However, the […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Cross-Region AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery agent installation in a secured network

Installing a service agent on a server is a straight-forward process in a normal setup. Most agents require an internet connection to connect to the service. However, there are some environments that are tightly secured. Servers in these environments don’t have internet access at all. Installing a service agent in these environments can be a […]

Mounting Amazon S3 to an Amazon EC2 instance using a private connection to S3 File Gateway

Customers rehosting applications in the cloud that deal with large files and unstructured data can benefit by utilizing object storage from a performance, scalability, and cost perspective, as compared to block or file storage. If a legacy or COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) application being migrated doesn’t inherently support object storage services like Amazon S3, it may be […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Tracking AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery costs with AWS Cost Explorer and cost allocation tags

Organizing, forecasting, and understanding the costs of your disaster recovery (DR) solution is an important part of DR cost optimization and management. Without a breakdown of resource costs, these tasks can be challenging. Allocating tags to resources is a useful strategy to identify and group resources for cost estimation. However, this manual effort becomes more […]