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Creating compliance insights across Regions and accounts with AWS Backup Audit Manager reports

Customers use AWS Backup Audit Manager to automate continuous monitoring of backup activities such as changes to a backup plan or backup vault and generate daily reports. AWS Backup Audit Manager also provides auditing and reporting of data protection compliance across your backup estate. Previously, these compliance and backup activity reports were generated in and […]

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Data preservation with AWS Backup legal holds

Customers globally, especially in regulated industries, require centralized protection and demonstrable compliance for their application data. Auditors often require customers such as broker-dealers, securities exchanges, and stock brokerage firms, to prove compliance with SEC, FINRA, and CFTC requirements by providing an assessment report from an industry-recognized entity with additional disclosure that they have capabilities to […]

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Delegated administrator support for AWS Backup

[Update: 12/13/2022 – Under Step 2. Delegate backup policy in AWS Organizations console, the JSON policy paragraph and sample JSON policy were updated.] Until today, backup administrators had to use the AWS Organizations management account to administer backup policies and monitor cross-account backup activities. However, the use of the AWS Organizations management account should only […]

Protect your resources from unintended deletions through Rule Lock for Recycle Bin

Security and data protection are top-of-mind for AWS customers, especially when dealing with business-critical cloud resources. Customers want to protect their production data from accidental data loss as well as from emerging threats like ransomware, malicious insiders or account takeover attacks. On November 23rd, 2022, we added stronger controls to Recycle Bin through the Rule […]

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Run queries up to 9x faster using Trino with Amazon S3 Select on Amazon EMR

Customers building data lakes continue to innovate in the ways that they store and access their data. For these customers, performance is critical, particularly when they are accessing large amounts of data. For example, data scientists, data analysts, and data engineers running queries from open source frameworks like Trino want to accelerate access to their […]

Restoring archived objects at scale from the Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes

Every organization around the world has archival data. There is a data archiving need not only for companies that have been around for a while, but also for digital native businesses. Workloads such as medical records, news media content, and manufacturing datasets, often store petabytes – or billions of objects indefinitely. The vast majority of […]

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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. […]

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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Audit your backup RPOs with AWS Backup Audit Manager

When designing a backup and recovery strategy, one important factor is aligning your application’s recovery point objectives (RPO) with your business continuity goals. The ability to continuously detect drifts in your RPOs, due to backup plan misconfigurations or job failures, and identifying non-compliant resources is a critical need for customers. In August 2021, AWS Backup […]

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Amazon S3 reduces prices up to 31% for three storage classes

We are excited to announce that Amazon S3 has reduced storage prices up to 31% in three S3 storage classes, effective December 1, 2021. Specifically, we are reducing the storage price for S3 Standard-Infrequent Access and S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access up to 31% in 9 AWS Regions: Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia […]