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Protecting Amazon RDS DB instances encrypted using KMS AWS managed key with cross-account and cross-Region backups

Organizations are looking for solutions to protect their valuable data against ransomware attacks, natural disasters, and operational errors. Many of these organizations operate in regulated industries and must maintain data long-term to meet compliance obligations and business continuity goals. In the AWS cloud, customers can accomplish these goals by backing up mission-critical databases into centralized […]

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Addressing I/O latency when restoring Amazon EBS volumes from EBS Snapshots

From a storage volume perspective, latency is the time elapsed between sending an I/O request to a volume and receiving an acknowledgement from the volume that the I/O read or write is complete. Latency is a key measurement for applications which are sensitive to the round trip time (RTT) of I/O operation. An example of […]

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How to move and store your genomics sequencing data with AWS DataSync

Genomics data is expanding at a rate exceeding Moore’s law according to the National Human Genome Research Institute. As more sequencing data is produced and researchers move from genotyping to whole genome sequencing, the amount of data produced is outpacing on-premises capacity. Organizations need cloud solutions that help manage data movement, storage, and analysis. The […]

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Optimize storage costs by analyzing API operations on Amazon S3

The demand for data storage has increased with the advent of a fast-paced data environment – creating, sharing, and replicating data at a large scale. Most organizations are looking for the optimal way to store their data cost-effectively, giving them everything they need from their data but without breaking the bank. Cloud storage provides flexible […]

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Analytical processing of millions of cell images using Amazon EFS and Amazon S3

Analytical workloads such as batch processing, high performance computing, or machine learning inference often have high IOPS and low latency requirements but operate at irregular intervals on subsets of large datasets. Typically, data is manually copied between storage tiers in preparation of processing, which can be cumbersome and error-prone. Given this, IT teams want to […]

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Synchronize your Oracle databases quickly and easily with Amazon FSx for OpenZFS

Synchronizing a fleet of Oracle database environments can become a major operational burden for organizations of all sizes. In this blog post, I explain how you can reduce operational complexity, improve agility, and reduce costs by using Amazon FSx for OpenZFS to clone your Oracle Database data across multiple environments in seconds. IT operations teams […]

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Allowing external users to securely and directly upload files to Amazon S3

Organizations are often required to store files, images, and other digital assets in a repository. In many cases, the source of these files are partners or individuals who are not connected to internal systems and requires corporate authentication in order to upload the files. Customers traditionally use servers to handle file uploads, which can use […]

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Using AWS DataSync to move data from Hadoop to Amazon S3

You want to leverage cloud scalability, increase cost efficiency by paying only for utilized storage, decouple big data storage from processing, and increase capabilities for data analytics and machine learning using AWS. But how do you move your Hadoop cluster? To accelerate this transition, AWS DataSync recently launched support for moving data between Hadoop Distributed […]

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Restoring on-premises applications to AWS from Amazon EBS Snapshots created by EBS direct APIs

Incremental, point-in-time copies of data can be a secure and cost effective tool anchoring disaster recovery, data migration, and compliance solutions. Amazon EBS Snapshots are how EBS customers leverage point-in-time copies of their data stored on AWS, and you can use Snapshots on premises too. In December 2019, AWS introduced Amazon EBS direct APIs, providing […]

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Simplify data migrations using an AWS DataSync agent on Linux KVM Hypervisor

Migrating data to the cloud often requires customers to dedicate time, budget, and employee resources that can take away from other initiatives. Reconfiguring your existing infrastructure or investing in virtualization platforms is time intensive and expensive. For customers that predominantly run Linux operation systems on-premises can take advantage of deploying an on-premises AWS DataSync agent […]

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