AWS Storage Blog

Category: Best Practices

Best practices for setting up your AWS DataSync agent

AWS DataSync is an online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates copying large amounts of data between your on-premises environment and AWS Storage services. You can use DataSync to migrate active data to AWS, transfer data to the cloud for analysis and processing, archive data to free up on-premises storage capacity, or replicate […]

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AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Series

On-premises storage can be costly and complex, with expensive hardware refresh cycles and data migrations due to system upgrades. It is also difficult to gain insights because your data is trapped in silos from multiple storage systems. With AWS Storage solutions, you can reduce the time to make those resources available to your organization from weeks to […]

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How one AWS Hero uses AWS Storage Gateway for in-cloud backup

Over the course of my 25-year career in IT, including my time as an AWS Community Hero, I’ve developed a passion for data storage and protection. For the last 19 years, I’ve worked for Direct Supply, a provider of products, services, and solutions for the long-term care and acute care industries. In a previous blog, […]

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AWS Storage Gateway provides simplified monitoring for File Gateway

Proactively monitoring your AWS Storage Gateway can keep you notified about performance issues and resource constraints if your workloads change over time. Monitoring can be used to indicate if you have network constraints, if the allocated cache storage is not sufficient, or if your root disk is not optimally handling increased workloads. In this post, […]

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Encrypting existing Amazon S3 objects with the AWS CLI

Encryption of data at rest is increasingly required by industry protocols, government regulations, and internal organizational security standards. Encryption helps you protect your stored data against unauthorized access and other security risks. Amazon S3’s default encryption can be used to automate the encryption of new objects in your bucket, but default encryption does not change […]

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Persistent storage for high-performance workloads using Amazon FSx for Lustre

High-performance file systems are often divided into two types: scratch and persistent. Scratch file systems provide temporary storage with high-performance characteristics such as submillisecond latency, up to hundreds of gigabytes per second of throughput, and millions of IOPS for short-term workloads. By contrast, persistent file systems are designed to combine the performance levels of their […]

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