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Monitoring Amazon EBS volume failures using Amazon EventBridge

A top priority for customers is to make sure that their applications are highly resilient and durable to meet their business goals. To make sure that applications are working and performing as expected, you can use monitoring tools such as Amazon CloudWatch metrics and events to track the health of your applications. Monitoring and alarming […]

Designing IT chargeback models for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Most organizations closely track their spending to ensure that their resources are being used efficiently. Tracking how much different business units are spending provides crucial insights into the efficacy of certain types of spending to an organizations goals or bottom line. An IT chargeback system assigns the costs of services to the business units or […]

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Enabling and validating additional checksums on existing objects in Amazon S3

Verifying data integrity during a data migration or data transfer is a data durability best practice that ensures your data is error-free and not corrupt as it reaches its destination. One way to verify the integrity of your data is through checksums, which you can basically think of as a digital fingerprint for data that […]

Scaling container workloads with shared storage for Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

Kubernetes is a popular choice among many developers for application deployments, and many of these deployments can benefit from a persistent, shared storage layer. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is a managed OpenShift integration on AWS developed by Red Hat and jointly supported by AWS and Red Hat. ROSA clusters typically store data […]

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 […]

Protect your SQL Server workloads using NetApp SnapCenter with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

SQL Server deployments need application-consistent backups and the ability to quickly restore or clone databases for development, testing, and disaster recovery requirements. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP (FSx for ONTAP) is a fully managed service that combines the features of NetApp’s popular ONTAP file system including capabilities with NetApp SnapCenter to protect, clone, and replicate […]

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Automate Amazon S3 File Gateway deployments in VMware with Terraform by HashiCorp

Many customers have adopted an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) process within their organization to streamline and optimize provisioning infrastructure. Without an IaC practice in place, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage the scale of today’s infrastructure. IaC can help your organization manage IT infrastructure needs while also improving consistency and reducing errors and manual configuration. […]

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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 […]

Monitoring the health of Amazon FSx file systems using Amazon EventBridge and AWS Lambda

Storage administrators who are using managed services need a way to monitor the health of their resources, in order to detect any changes in resource health or accessibility that might require their attention or intervention. For administrators managing large fleets of resources, this monitoring needs to be efficient and scalable so that any alerts are […]

Route traffic to an Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP Multi-AZ file system using Network Load Balancer

A core architecture principle of building highly available applications on AWS is to use a multi-Availability Zone (AZ) architecture. More and more customers are migrating their file data to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP and have asked for more flexibility in how they connect their networks to their Multi-AZ deployment type from outside of their […]