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Category: Amazon EC2

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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Configuring your FTPS server behind a firewall or NAT with AWS Transfer Family

AWS customers sometimes host AWS Transfer Family endpoints in network address translation (NAT) architectures. One common reason to host the AWS Transfer endpoint behind a NAT is to protect the server with a firewall offered by an AWS Marketplace partner. With the SFTP protocols, there are generally no major issues with using NAT architectures and […]

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VMware Carbon Black cuts workload costs using Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

VMware Carbon Black is a leader in global cybersecurity specializing in endpoint detection, application control, and next-generation antivirus. They currently support over 8,000 customers using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to orchestrate containers in their microservice architecture and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) for their Amazon EKS data volumes. Using Amazon EBS gp2 volumes, […]

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How to use AWS DataSync to migrate data between Amazon S3 buckets

Customers often need to move data between Amazon S3 buckets as part of their business operations, account consolidation process, or for business continuity purposes. S3 buckets with millions of existing objects or petabytes of existing data have previously required deploying clusters of compute to move data at scale. This not only required infrastructure to be deployed […]

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How Shaadi.com optimized compute costs using Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

Shaadi.com was founded in 1996 with one simple objective – to provide a superior matchmaking experience to Indian people around the world. Shaadi.com has over 3 million active profiles globally. As of today, Shaadi has helped 3.5 crore (35 million) people find their matches. Shaadi.com uses AWS to deploy its key products, including the matrimonial […]

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Building high-performance storage clusters with Veritas and Amazon EBS

Providing predictable storage performance for mission critical applications can be challenging. Doing so involves dealing with complex configurations in your storage systems to get the performance you need, such as by striping multiple disks or volumes together, or by investing in expensive storage hardware. None of these configurations are flexible, and it is hard to […]

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Validate your disaster recovery solution and simplify compliance reporting on AWS

Data protection is a key element of compliancy, and organizations must deploy controls to manage the protection of their data and handle operational disruptions. With ongoing configuration and resource changes within IT infrastructure, it can be challenging to continuously and efficiently validate, maintain, and report on compliance to ensure that internal policies and regulatory standards […]

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Automate data recovery validation with AWS Backup

Your data may be your most valuable asset. Disaster events that affect your workloads can result in a loss of data. A disaster is an event that causes a serious negative impact on your business. Having backups of your data helps minimize the impact of these disaster events by giving you the ability to recover […]

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