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Best practices for accelerating data migrations using AWS Snowball Edge

Customers frequently perform bulk migrations of their application data when moving to the cloud. There are different online and offline methods for moving your data to the cloud. When proceeding with a data migration, data owners must consider the amount of data, transfer time, frequency, bandwidth, network costs, and security concerns. No matter how data […]

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Building a central asset register with Amazon S3 Inventory

UPDATE 7/12/2022: Amazon SQS policy updated to support every AWS Region (step 3 in the architecture diagram) in the central.yml template. Many AWS customers store millions of objects in their Amazon S3 buckets, due to the scalability, durability, and performance that S3 provides. Customers compelled to build an information asset register for compliance reasons or […]

Persistent storage for container logging using Fluent Bit and Amazon EFS

UPDATE 9/8/2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Logging is a powerful debugging mechanism for developers and operations teams when they must troubleshoot issues. Containerized applications write logs to standard output, which is redirected to local ephemeral storage, by default. These logs are lost when the container is terminated […]

Building an IoT solution at the edge with AWS Snowcone

UPDATE: The second blog post in this two-post series was published on January 5, 2020. Internet of Things (IoT) applications, like other applications, require edge solutions to operate in austere conditions with limited network connectivity or limited infrastructure. IoT applications at the edge can span numerous uses, like automation, optimization, and intelligent manufacturing to name […]

Automating shadow copies configuration on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

We often hear from customers that they love the self-service, fine-grained file restore capability of the shadow copies feature on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Filer Server (Amazon FSx). Our customers also relay to us the convenience of being able to schedule shadow copies on file systems using PowerShell commands. However, enabling Windows shadow […]

Using VPC hosted endpoints in shared VPCs with AWS Transfer Family

AWS customers can now deploy AWS Transfer Family server endpoints in Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) with shared resources. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) sharing, which launched in early 2019, enables AWS customers to share specific resources with other AWS accounts within the same AWS Organization. VPC sharing benefits customers by enabling: Role-based separation […]

AWS Backup provides centralized data protection across your AWS resources

Today, on AWS Storage Day 2020, we are excited to announce AWS Backup supports backups of Amazon FSx file systems and Windows workloads running on EC2, adding to the growing list of features to enhance your data protection. Amazon FSx customers may now enjoy the automation, ease-of-use, and managed compliance protection service that AWS Backup […]

Easy-to-use Amazon EFS integrations with AWS Compute services

Every day AWS customers launch Amazon EC2 instances using the Launch Instance Wizard (LIW). When launching instances to host applications like content management systems, data science notebooks, database backups, media workflows, and code repositories, you create and attach shared file systems like Amazon EFS to your instances. In the past, creating and attaching new Amazon […]

AWS Storage Gateway increases cache 4x and enhances bandwidth throttling

Customers’ hybrid-cloud architectures struggle to enable low latency access to hot data for growing datasets without sufficient local caching capabilities. Customers without sufficient local caching are also more vulnerable to network issues between their data centers and the cloud. Moreover, in a hybrid architecture, the decentralization of data across locations, gateways, and instances can also […]

Enhance privacy controls with access-based enumeration for File Gateway

Customers are responding to the growth of unstructured data by using hybrid cloud storage to reduce cost, operational burden, and to access elastic scaling on demand. As data continues to grow in volume and variety, customers must also ensure they are meeting their requirements for privacy and security controls to restrict access and visibility of […]