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Implementing a backup solution with AWS Storage Gateway

Backups are the insurance policy for our data. We hope to never use them, but if the time comes when we need them, they had better be there for us. At a high level, there are two different variations: local and offsite. A local backup can be as simple as copying data to another physical […]

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Securing AWS Transfer Family with AWS Web Application Firewall and Amazon API Gateway

AWS Transfer Family is a fully managed, serverless file transfer service for Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS. The service provides you with the flexibility to authenticate your file transfer client users using credentials stored in an identity provider (IdP) of your choice. You can achieve this by integrating an Amazon API Gateway endpoint backed by an AWS Lambda function that […]

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Secure data recovery with cross-account backup and Cross-Region copy using AWS Backup

UPDATE: On April 12, 2021, AWS announced support for copying Amazon FSx file system backups across AWS Regions and AWS accounts. For more information, read this blog post on cross-Region and cross-account backups for Amazon FSx using AWS Backup. There are many benefits to using more than one AWS account, including resource and operational isolation, disaster […]

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Making it even simpler to create and manage your AWS Snow Family jobs

Customers use AWS Snow Family devices to run storage, compute, and data-processing operations in austere environments with inconsistent (or no) network connectivity. The AWS Snow Family, comprised of AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball, offers a number of physical devices and capacity points, most with built-in computing capabilities. These devices help physically transport up to exabytes […]

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AWS re:Invent recap: On-premises access to cloud storage with AWS Storage Gateway

In December 2020, I presented a session at AWS re:Invent: “Get on-premises access to cloud storage in minutes with AWS Storage Gateway.” AWS Storage Gateway is a hybrid cloud storage service that provides on-premises access to virtually unlimited cloud storage. In my session, I talked about how you can use Storage Gateway to overcome on-premises […]

Clustered storage simplified: GFS2 on Amazon EBS Multi-Attach enabled volumes

One of the design patterns for high availability of mission critical applications is the use of shared storage. This architectural pattern enables you to access storage from multiple hosts simultaneously, making your applications resilient to node failures. Customers with demanding transaction processing systems, analytics workloads, or high performance computing clusters need highly available, high-performance storage […]

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Automate online data transfers with AWS DataSync and AWS CloudFormation

Many of our customers are using AWS DataSync to quickly and securely transfer their data between on-premises storage and AWS Storage services, in addition to between AWS Storage services. Customers are using DataSync to migrate their data into AWS, archive cold data to reduce their on-premises storage footprint, replicate data for business continuity, or transfer data for […]

Implementing sensor workflows using AWS Snowcone and AWS IoT Greengrass

In our first blog of this series, we covered using an IoT device to store the sensor data on an Amazon EC2 instance running on AWS Snowcone. That use case covered collecting data from sensors in locations such as a factory floor or a mine with austere network connectivity. There are other instances where you […]

Video transcoding at the edge with AWS Snowcone

A customer doing video analysis in remote locations has the following problem: they must capture high-resolution video in the field and then transfer that data to a durable, highly available data store in the cloud for long-term storage. They also want to keep copies of video files in the remote location so that they can […]

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AWS Storage Gateway in 2020 – year in review

As 2020 draws to a close, we’ve shared several new launches and use cases with our customers and partners during the recent AWS Storage Day and re:Invent 2020 events. Tens of thousands of customers around the world are using AWS Storage Gateway to bridge between their on-premises applications and AWS Storage. Based on ongoing feedback […]