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Considering four different replication options for data in Amazon S3

UPDATE (2/10/2022): Amazon S3 Batch Replication launched on 2/8/2022, allowing you to replicate existing S3 objects and synchronize your S3 buckets. See the S3 User Guide for additional details. As your business grows and accumulates more data over time, you may need to replicate data from one system to another, perhaps because of company security […]

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Best practices for archiving large datasets with AWS

As companies grow, they often find themselves managing an ever-increasing amount of data. Customers often need to retain backups for business continuity or disaster recovery, as well as records for compliance and audits. In addition, some customers may need to retain backups to create a centralized repository of information that is heterogeneous in nature, with […]

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Customization and field maintenance with AWS Snowball Edge – sideloading AMIs

When the AWS Snowball Edge launched in 2016, if you wanted to run Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on the device, you were required to specify an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to be installed on it at time of ordering. You were then able to launch Amazon EC2 instances on the device based […]

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Monitor Amazon S3 activity using S3 server access logs and Pandas in Python

Monitoring and controlling access to data is often essential for security, cost optimization, and compliance. For these reasons, customers want to know what data of theirs is being accessed, when it is being accessed, and who is accessing it. With more data to monitor, large amounts of data can make it more challenging to granularly […]

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Collecting, archiving, and retrieving surveillance footage with AWS

Video feeds and still images from judiciary locations are considered critical forms of evidence in the court of law. These locations can be police stations and government offices or even civil locations of importance like banks and hospitals. As governments, particularly in smart cities rely upon video surveillance, it is critical to design a cost […]

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Point-in-time restore for Amazon S3 buckets

Enterprises store increasing quantities of object data for use cases like data lakes, document management systems, and media libraries. Performing point-in-time restores for large datasets can be challenging, as existing approaches with full-restore from backup are time consuming and expensive. Alternatively, restoring individual objects to previous versions is prone to errors and delays the restore […]

AWS Storage Gateway in 2021 – Year in Review

It has become customary for us to share with our customers the new AWS Storage Gateway enhancements every year. As we did in 2020 and 2019, through this blog I’m reviewing all the new Storage Gateway launches from 2021. I’ll cover how the new enhancements make it easier for customers to access AWS Storage from […]

Mount Amazon EFS file systems cross-account from Amazon EKS

Many customers use multiple AWS accounts managed by AWS Organizations to create security and cost boundaries around business units, projects, or applications. AWS Organizations helps you centrally manage and govern your environment as you grow and scale your AWS resources. In some cases, an application in one AWS account must access data in another. As […]

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Achieving data consistency with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

When designing a disaster recovery (DR) plan, data consistency is an important factor to consider. This is especially important when protecting certain database applications, such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and SAP Hana. These database workloads must be restored to a consistent state to avoid database corruption. Failing to do so could result in loss of […]

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AWS SAN in the Cloud: Millions of IOPs and tens of GB/s to any Amazon EC2 instance

Over the years, traditional on-premises applications have relied on ever more powerful (and expensive) storage arrays to scale application IO performance and provide a single server with millions of IOPs. Meanwhile, AWS was perfecting the art of linear, elastic horizontal scalability of storage performance in the cloud. Until now, it’s been difficult to meet the […]