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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Simplify and accelerate your data migration using AWS DataSync Discovery

Migrating your on-premises data to the cloud can be intimidating at first, particularly when you are working with large and complex storage systems. Estimating costs, understanding which data sets should be migrated for your applications, and knowing which cloud storage services to select, can require time and effort to determine on your own. On September […]

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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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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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Monitoring and understanding Amazon EBS performance using Amazon CloudWatch

Storage and compute are the main pillars of many different types of applications, making them important to monitor and understand when optimizing or developing an application for peak performance. Amazon EBS is an easy-to-use, scalable, high-performance block-storage service designed for Amazon EC2. EBS is the main type of storage used by applications for high performance transaction-based […]

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Synchronizing your data to Amazon S3 using AWS DataSync

There are many factors to consider when migrating data from on premises to the cloud, including speed, efficiency, network bandwidth and cost. A common challenge many organizations face is choosing the right utility to copy large amounts of data from on premises to an Amazon S3 bucket. I often see cases in which customers start with a free […]

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Monitoring and reporting Amazon FSx user access events using Splunk

UPDATE 9/8/2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Monitoring end-user activity and access to data is core to any modern data security strategy. As customers migrate workloads to the cloud, logging end-user accesses of customer data is a key component of internal security policies and is required to meet […]

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Monitoring CloudEndure Disaster Recovery with AWS Lambda

Many organizations must monitor and track their disaster recovery (DR) initiatives to meet business and audit objectives. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery provides fast and reliable recovery of physical, virtual, and cloud-based servers into AWS. It uses email alerts and has a high-level dashboard for monitoring DR jobs. However, many organizations require more robust reporting mechanisms. This […]

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Analyzing and monitoring CloudEndure Disaster Recovery replication traffic

For the purposes of data, application, and workload disaster recovery (DR), an optimal Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is essential to saving time and data critical to business operations. Ensuring that your DR setup is functional and architected according to best practices can help you achieve a functional RPO of seconds. Monitoring your DR setup to […]

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Visualizing usage of Provisioned IOPS volumes on Amazon EBS for analysis

Organizations are always looking to right-size cloud infrastructure and optimize to cost. Historically, one of the areas where it has been difficult to right-size at scale are Provisioned IOPS volumes on Amazon EBS, as optimization usually required third-party tools. The recently announced AWS Compute Optimizer assists in solving that problem, as it helps customers optimize compute resources […]

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