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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring Amazon EBS volume failures using Amazon EventBridge

A top priority for customers is to make sure that their applications are highly resilient and durable to meet their business goals. To make sure that applications are working and performing as expected, you can use monitoring tools such as Amazon CloudWatch metrics and events to track the health of your applications. Monitoring and alarming […]

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Synchronize Amazon EC2 instance tags and instance type with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery source servers

When performing disaster recovery, you recover your original systems and IT infrastructure to their original state at an alternate, available site. When you recover your servers, the recovered servers should match the original compute infrastructure to reduce the risk of underprovisioning or overprovisioning your recovery environment. This improves the likelihood that your recovery servers have […]

Simplify archiving Amazon EBS Snapshots and monitor progress using a live Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

Data protection is top of mind for our customers, and having a data backup strategy is critical to ensure compliance, disaster recovery readiness, and business continuity. As customers experience exponential business growth, their data storage needs grow as well, and data retention can become very costly. In order to meet compliance requirements for data retention […]

File storage access patterns insights using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

When using Windows file services, enterprise customers often have the requirement to identify potential security breaches and unauthorized access attempts. Traditionally, customers rely on Windows file server file access auditing to capture and analyze audit records to gain these insights and strengthen their security posture. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed shared […]

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Customize file delivery notifications using AWS Transfer Family managed workflows

Enterprises and organizations that transfer files, both internally and with external parties, can benefit from having file-processing protocols that facilitate efficient and transparent file-transfer management. When transferring files, especially at scale, it is important to have visibility into the status of file transfer, and for you to able to process files as you receive them. […]

Optimizing Amazon FSx for Windows File Server performance with new metrics

Storage administrators—whether they are managing user and departmental shares, high-availability databases like SQL Server, or business applications—need to understand how their workloads are performing. Understanding optimal throughput capacity, storage capacity, and storage type for your file systems helps ensure high performance and enables you to right-size your file storage to optimize cost. In addition to […]

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Managing AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery launch templates at scale

It’s important to have a disaster recovery (DR) plan in place that helps operations continue in the event of a natural, physical, or technology-based disaster. To increase the chances of success in the case of an outage event, recovery should be repeatable, scalable, and tested often. Without the proper tools in place, setting up such […]

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 […]