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Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval

How Photobox optimizes storage costs for over 12 billion photos with Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval

albelli-Photobox Group is a leading player in the online European photo product and gifting market. We serve a pan-European customer base of over 7 million customers. At Photobox, we are focused on inspiring our customers to easily make beautiful photo products and bring their special moments to life. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or any […]

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How to create SMB file shares with AWS Storage Gateway using Hyper-V

Businesses across different industries can face several challenges when managing their storage, including new redundancy requirements across locations, hardware renewals, and maximum capacity limits. To purchase additional hardware, companies typically have to take an investment that involves capacity planning for the next three to five years, as well as a potentially lengthy procurement process for […]

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Migrating file shares to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using AWS DataSync

When planning a data migration you need to evaluate migration tools, determine whether you have the available bandwidth for an online migration and understand the characteristics of the source and target destination. There are situations where you may be looking to migrate data from on-premises storage or other AWS storage services to Amazon FSx for […]

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Auditing user and administrative actions in Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using Splunk

Log and audit event monitoring is a vital part of any organization’s security practices. For file systems, this involves logging end-user activities (such as file access attempts) as well as administrative actions that modify a file system’s configuration. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP has security features to help organizations validate their security posture and identify […]

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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 […]

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Accelerate SAP workload migrations with AWS Transfer Family

Companies operate applications in their corporate IT landscape that rely on transfer protocols, such as Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS), and File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Historically, FTP has been used to share files such as invoices, inventory lists and delivery notes that are created by SAP systems, which […]

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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 […]

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Replicate and clone SAP HANA databases with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Customers have been running SAP HANA databases on AWS since 2012, when we announced SAP HANA One. Customers running SAP HANA on AWS often need to be able to perform routine maintenance tasks, such as creating backups and cloning production database volumes for upgrade and development testing. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, with the optional […]

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Find out the size of your Amazon S3 buckets

Monitoring key storage metrics is an important part of most enterprise data governance strategies, for customers of any size. Data and analytics leaders also keenly focus on cost-optimized data management as they map out their organizations’ digital futures. A robust data management and monitoring strategy can unlock several advantages for customers laying the foundation for […]

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Migrate Oracle databases to or within AWS using Amazon S3 integration with Oracle RMAN backups

When migrating to the cloud, customers generally take the opportunity to re-analyze their application and database workloads to optimize their move. Oracle databases are a popular database engine for on-premise infrastructures, but can often lead to increased total cost of ownership, with high upfront hardware costs and locked-in licensing periods. While planning their migration, customers […]

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