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Choose the best Amazon EBS volume type for your self-managed database deployment

There are many reasons to choose AWS managed services for running a database in the cloud. However, there are times when a managed service may not be the right choice, and a self-managed database instance is best for your organization. Ultimately, when your organization makes that decision, selecting the right components for your self-managed database […]

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Audit your backup RPOs with AWS Backup Audit Manager

When designing a backup and recovery strategy, one important factor is aligning your application’s recovery point objectives (RPO) with your business continuity goals. The ability to continuously detect drifts in your RPOs, due to backup plan misconfigurations or job failures, and identifying non-compliant resources is a critical need for customers. In August 2021, AWS Backup […]

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Amazon S3 LIfecycle

Optimize storage costs with new Amazon S3 Lifecycle filters and actions

Managing costs is important to the bottom line of many businesses and their ability to innovate on behalf of customers. You may often find that there is some data that you use frequently, and other data that you access less frequently, if ever. Deciding how to manage costs related to storing such unevenly accessed data […]

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S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Shutterstock transforms IT and saves 60% on storage costs with Amazon S3

Shutterstock, founded in 2003, is a leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies. Working with a community of over 2 million contributors, our catalog has grown to more than 405 million images and over 25 million videos. Headquartered in New York City, we serve a global customer base spread across 150 countries […]

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How Amazon Photos uses Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering to significantly reduce storage costs

Amazon Photos provides unlimited photo storage and 5 GB of video storage to Amazon Prime members in eight marketplaces world-wide. Customers backup, relive, and share memories on Amazon Photos’ mobile, web, and desktop apps, and relive these memories on Amazon smart screen devices like Amazon Echo Show and Amazon Fire TV. Customers in the US […]

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How encryption works in AWS Backup

Encryption is an essential data protection and security tool used to keep data safe and facilitate proper access management. Data managers use backups for data safety, redundancy, and compliance, and encryption is a powerful compliment to backups for thorough data protection. Customers in all industries use AWS Backup for centralized and automated data protection across […]

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S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Automatically archive and restore data with Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Customers of all sizes, in all industries, are using data lakes to transform data from a cost that must be managed, to a business asset. From time to time, data scientists and business analysts need to restore subsets of historical datasets for longitudinal studies, machine learning retraining, and more. However, users commonly write queries that don’t […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Securely installing AWS Replication Agent using AWS Security Token Service

UPDATE (7/7/2022): We’ve revised this blog post to align with the latest AWS security best practices. We’ve removed the step of adding an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user, and replaced it with using an EC2 instance profile when the source server is an EC2 instance (the AWS Replication Agent also retrieves credentials automatically from […]

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Backup and restore on-premises VMware virtual machines using AWS Backup

VMware virtual machines (VMs) can run in a number of environments, and whether they run on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment, one thing remains the same: backing up your virtual machines is an important step toward meeting business continuity and regulatory requirements. For VMware users, figuring out the best method of backing […]

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Amazon EBS

AWS STAC-M3™ benchmark results: Low-latency tick analytics made easy

Analyzing time-series data such as tick-by-tick quotes and trades is crucial to our financial services customers, specifically quantitative analysts, algorithm engineers, risk managers, and others handling various trading functions. From running global ticker plants to algorithm development, to risk management, these functions are critical to day-to-day business operations. With the increase in trading volume and […]

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