AWS Storage Blog

Category: Announcements

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Enhance the security posture of your backups with AWS Backup Vault Lock

When dealing with backups, data managers frequently ask, “how do I prevent my backups from being accidentally or maliciously deleted?” or “what can I do to enhance protection against ransomware?” In highly regulated industries, WORM* (write-once-read-many) compliance is required for backups and archives. WORM compliance means immutability and an immutable backup helps in the recovery […]

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New longer resource IDs for Amazon Elastic File System

To accommodate anticipated service growth in the future, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is migrating to longer format, 17-character resource IDs for its file systems and mount targets. You can opt into this change today, by using the Amazon EFS console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or Amazon EFS API. The switch-over to long […]

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Announcing the open-source release of Web Client for AWS Transfer Family

AWS customers look for ways to simplify access to corporate SFTP environments by enabling end users with familiar and supported browser-based user interfaces. Traditional approaches when using commercial or open-source FTP software packages present various challenges. First, corporate IT resources have to install and maintain software packages across end-user devices and operating systems. Secondly, end […]

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Run applications on premises and access Amazon S3 objects from AWS Outposts

Today we are excited to announce support for direct local access to S3 on Outposts buckets. You can now run applications in an on-premises network and access objects from S3 on Outposts buckets running on your AWS Outposts. Common use cases for S3 on Outposts involve localized data ingest, processing, and data residency. For example, […]

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Automated storage cost optimization in CloudEndure Disaster Recovery

In a previous blog, I introduced several concepts on optimizing operational costs in CloudEndure Disaster Recovery. The main cost driver when using CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, offered by AWS, is Amazon EBS. A challenge arises when choosing the right volume type for the workload, across the multiples volumes that may be attached. This becomes a trial-and-error […]

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Disaster recovery insights with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery Factory

IT disasters can not only disrupt your business, but also cause data loss, impact your revenue, and damage your reputation. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, offered by AWS, minimizes downtime and data loss by providing fast, reliable recovery of physical, virtual, and cloud-based servers into AWS Cloud. The CloudEndure console gives you granular control over individual machines […]

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Simplify SQL Server Always On deployments with AWS Launch Wizard and Amazon FSx

Configuring and deploying your high availability Microsoft SQL Server workloads in the cloud often requires identifying and provisioning individual resources to get started, which can bring added complexity and cost. AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server enables quick and easy deployment of SQL Server solutions on AWS, supporting Always On Availability Groups and single node […]

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Manage Amazon EFS backup costs: AWS Backup support for cost allocation tags

Organized, meaningful cost and usage data for backups helps customers better understand and manage their costs. Recently, we’ve been hearing from Amazon EFS customers that they are looking for more granular cost tracking for backups that they create across all of their file systems. In response to this, AWS Backup recently enabled cost allocation tags […]

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Online Tech Talk May 18: Optimizing On-Premises File-Based Workloads with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and AWS Storage Gateway

Don’t miss our AWS Online Storage Tech Talk on May 18, where an AWS expert covers optimizing on-premises file-based workloads with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and AWS Storage Gateway. This Tech Talk is at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET). For organizations exploring data migration and file […]

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AWS Backup is now FedRAMP High approved for your compliance and data protection needs

Meeting compliance is an important consideration when moving data to the cloud, and data protection is a key requirement when gaining approval for regulated workloads. On March 29, 2021 AWS Backup was granted the FedRAMP High Authority to Operate (ATO) by the JAB (Joint Authorization Board) in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. AWS Backup enables you […]

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