AWS Storage Blog

Category: Management Tools

How to create SMB file shares with AWS Storage Gateway using Hyper-V

Businesses across different industries can face several challenges when managing their storage, including new redundancy requirements across locations, hardware renewals, and maximum capacity limits. To purchase additional hardware, companies typically have to take an investment that involves capacity planning for the next three to five years, as well as a potentially lengthy procurement process for […]

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Find out the size of your Amazon S3 buckets

Monitoring key storage metrics is an important part of most enterprise data governance strategies, for customers of any size. Data and analytics leaders also keenly focus on cost-optimized data management as they map out their organizations’ digital futures. A robust data management and monitoring strategy can unlock several advantages for customers laying the foundation for […]

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AWS Backup anomaly detection for Amazon EBS volumes

Protecting your data from cyberattacks and ransomware is a critical responsibility, and taking the necessary steps to detect anomalous activity at every level within your organization can help you keep your data as safe as possible. Data storage is an important area where you can and should deploy anomaly detection. To protect your storage, in […]

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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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Amazon S3 Glacier Storage Classes

Restore data from Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes starting with partial object keys

When managing data storage, it is important to optimize for cost by storing data in the most cost-effective manner based on how often data is used or accessed. For many enterprises, this means using some form of cold storage or archiving for data that is less frequently accessed or used while keeping more frequently used […]

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S3 Security

Reduce encryption costs by using Amazon S3 Bucket Keys on existing objects

As more organizations look to operate faster and at scale, they need ways to meet critical compliance requirements and improve data security. Encryption is a critical component of a defense in depth strategy, and when used correctly, can provide an additional layer of protection above basic access control. However, workloads that access millions or billions […]

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Synchronize your Oracle databases quickly and easily with Amazon FSx for OpenZFS

Synchronizing a fleet of Oracle database environments can become a major operational burden for organizations of all sizes. In this blog post, I explain how you can reduce operational complexity, improve agility, and reduce costs by using Amazon FSx for OpenZFS to clone your Oracle Database data across multiple environments in seconds. IT operations teams […]

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Amazon S3 Object Lambda

Automate the configuration of Amazon S3 Object Lambda to process data as its retrieved

Customers often have multiple applications consuming information from a single dataset stored in Amazon S3, but each application requires different variations to meet their specific needs. For example, one application may require that data be in a redacted CSV format, while another application requires unredacted information. As another example, a stock image website may require […]

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Enhanced disaster recovery monitoring with CloudEndure and Amazon CloudWatch

Update (March 4, 2022): Updated Amazon CloudWatch events section to utilize Amazon EventBridge rules instead, allowing you to further customize your serverless event architecture. AWS is also deprecating the requests module in botocore to improve flexibility and performance, and added the ability to use Layers within AWS Lambda to continue using this module. Code has […]

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