AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Easily store your SQL Server backups in Amazon S3 using File Gateway

Last year, we published a blog showing you how to set up AWS Storage Gateway to store SQL Server backups in Amazon S3, using cloud-backed SMB shares on File Gateway. Customers with growing on-premises backup costs and increasing operational overhead have used this solution to store their SQL Server backups durably and reliably in AWS, […]

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Optimizing WordPress performance with Amazon EFS

Many organizations use content management systems (CMS) like WordPress using a single node installation, but could benefit from a multi-node installation, as it is a best practice that provides benefits in terms of performance and availability. The reliability pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework recommends the following design principle: “Scale horizontally to increase aggregate system […]

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Deploying a LAMP-based multi-tier web application on AWS Snowball Edge

Imagine you are building an application at a remote location where you must process and make decisions based on locally generated data, say from surveillance cameras or from detection systems. If there is high network latency, you cannot run these applications in the cloud and process data in real time. Other times, you may be […]

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Bristol Myers Squibb increases performance and cost savings using AWS Storage Gateway

As covered in my previous post on the AWS Storage Blog, Bristol Myers Squibb relies on many AWS storage services to manage its petabyte scale data in various life science workflows. Genomics and clinical data is growing at an exponential pace, and it is important to have reliable, scalable, and secure services handling our data. […]

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Building a Linux edge-computing solution with AWS Snowball Edge and Amazon EC2

There are many situations where you must run data inference close to the data sources. Often times these are located at remote, disconnected locations. Let’s consider the following examples: A remote oil drilling platform has numerous sensors that generate data. Critical components have to be monitored for wear and tear, or failure, and replacements must […]

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Digital transformation at Discover using AWS Storage solutions

One of the biggest challenges any organization can face is how to tackle the notion of digital transformation. Even defining what that means for them and their employees can be a daunting task. For many organizations, that transformation includes a journey to the cloud and starting to examine other new (or new-ish) technologies. One lesson […]

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Novetta delivers IoT and Machine Learning to the edge for disaster response

During disaster response, maintaining high safety standards is paramount. Knowing the location of personnel, vehicles, and equipment is critical to maximizing the effectiveness of first responders and supporting safety efforts. Tracking the location of these resources across a complex response, with participation from multiple organizations, can be challenging. Responding organizations often lack interoperability with local, […]

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Automate mounting Amazon EFS File Systems from the EC2 Launch Instance Wizard

Customers have provided us with great feedback on previous posts covering best practices and integrations for using Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) with other AWS services, and they have been asking for more. Today, I’ll show you how you can simplify and automate the mounting of Amazon EFS file systems to EC2 instances directly from […]

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Maximizing Microsoft SQL Server Performance with Amazon EBS

AWS customers have been running mission-critical Windows workloads, like SQL Server, on AWS for more than 10 years. In this post, I discuss how to maximize SQL Server performance with Amazon EBS storage. Persistent block storage is a critical component of a relational database management system (RDBMS) and is ultimately responsible for the speed, security, […]

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