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AWS Snowball device update – evolving at the edge

Since 2015, customers have used the AWS Snowball service to migrate large quantities of data to the AWS Cloud. Over time, the service has evolved and introduced new capabilities, including AWS Snowball Edge devices that feature on-board computing and increased storage capacity. The AWS Snow family continues to innovate to meet our customer’s needs. This includes […]

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Simplify your Microsoft SQL Server high availability deployments using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Customers have been running their Windows workloads on AWS for over a decade. Running business-critical applications often requires Microsoft SQL Server databases to be highly available. The high availability requirement demands that there are no single points of failure in the SQL Server deployment architecture. With a high availability setup, you have a cluster of […]

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Scheduling a secure data transfer using AWS DataSync

Customers looking to transfer data have traditionally developed their own in-house solutions or used open-source tools. In addition to that, they have also had to account for the security and integrity of their data transfer jobs. AWS DataSync addresses overhead costs and pain-points by providing a complete suite of data transfer solutions out of the […]

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Access file shares on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server from a Linux environment

An increasing number of customers are looking to move their on-premises Network Attached Storage (NAS) to the cloud in order to benefit from cloud-based storage. Many of the same customers have mixed environments and use workstations with a combination of Windows and Linux operating systems. A common approach for employees using the Windows operating system […]

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Enable large-scale database migrations with AWS DMS and AWS Snowball

At some point in any database migration, the bandwidth of your network becomes a limiting factor. Without available high-speed internet links, it can take months to transfer large amounts of data. For example, 100 terabytes of data takes more than 100 days to transfer over a dedicated 100-Mbps connection. Many times, if you are in […]

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Querying data without servers or databases using Amazon S3 Select

In our time as Solutions Architects at AWS, we have supported all types of customers and use cases. We regularly hear the same feedback: instead of deploying and managing systems and infrastructure, customers want to reduce complexity and management overhead to instead focus on their core business. A source of complexity and overhead is the […]

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How Bristol Myers Squibb uses Amazon S3 and AWS Storage Gateway to manage scientific data

Bristol Myers Squibb develops and discovers innovative medicines to help treat, manage, and cure serious diseases. We use many AWS services to help us manage our scientific data, lab workflows, and large computations for analyzing molecular, cellular, and clinical datasets. Genomics and clinical data, generated in Bristol Myers Squibb labs, is growing at an exponential […]

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Windows home directories made easy with Amazon FSx

Managing file servers and Network Attached Storage (NAS) file systems, serving file shares and home directories, can result in significant administrative overhead and complexity. The file systems require patching and maintenance on a scheduled basis. When file systems are hosted on physical infrastructure, it can become even more time consuming and costly when scaling out […]

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Online Tech Talk February 26: Accelerate data analytics with AWS file storage

Don’t miss our AWS Online Storage Tech Talk on February 26, where we cover accelerating data analytics with AWS file storage. This Tech Talk is at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET). Many customers use shared file storage to accelerate business-critical data science workflows. They may use popular tools like Python, MXNet, […]

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Minimize network latency with your AWS Transfer for SFTP servers

Do you have clients spread across the globe accessing your SFTP server? Are your globally distributed end users experiencing performance issues due to geographical distance from your server endpoints? Wouldn’t it be great if you could provide similar performance to all your clients irrespective of their location? In this post, I provide you with best […]

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