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Enhanced disaster recovery monitoring with CloudEndure and Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring and troubleshooting Disaster Recovery (DR) is a critical component of any DR strategy. The ability to receive alerts and status updates is imperative when it comes to limiting downtime and maintaining business as usual. Often, DR tools do not have deep monitoring and notification built in. Administrators need to be logged in to the […]

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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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Amazon CloudWatch Events and metrics for AWS Backup

Customers who use AWS Backup frequently ask, “How do I know if my backup job has failed?” or “How can I be proactively notified of a change to my backup vault settings?” With the recent integration of CloudWatch Events for AWS Backup, we can now deliver a real-time stream of events that describe changes to […]

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Amazon EFS introduces 3X read-throughput increase at no additional charge

Companies are increasingly using Amazon EFS with containers and serverless compute to modernize their applications. Many of these applications are read-heavy, meaning they read data more often than they write. To improve the overall performance of read-heavy applications, we recently launched a 3x increase to the read throughput of all Amazon EFS file systems, available […]

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FORMULA 1 transfers race car data into AWS using AWS DataSync

At FORMULA 1, time is always of the essence, whether that be on-track at our Event Technical Centre or back at our Media & Technology Centre in Kent, UK. As the Cloud Team Lead at FORMULA 1, I am responsible for defining, designing, and implementing workloads across the cloud estate, including security, platform, project, networking, […]

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