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Category: Best Practices

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Find public Amazon S3 buckets in your AWS account

Data is key to business, and securing it from unintended access is a critical business activity. As cloud usage increases, this can be a significant task to address. You want to verify that you aren’t unintentionally exposing or sharing data publicly. Under the Shared Responsibility Model, AWS is responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs […]

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Best practices for data lake protection with AWS Backup

Data lakes, powered by Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), provide organizations with the availability, agility, and flexibility required for modern analytics approaches to gain deeper insights. Protecting sensitive or business-critical information stored in these S3 buckets is a high priority for organizations. AWS Backup for Amazon S3 makes it easier to centrally automate the […]

Best practices for monitoring Amazon FSx for Lustre clients and file systems

Lustre is a high-performance parallel file system commonly used in workloads requiring throughput up to hundreds of GB/s and sub-millisecond per-operation latencies, such as machine learning (ML), high performance computing (HPC), video processing, and financial modelling. Amazon FSx for Lustre provides fully managed shared storage with the scalability and performance of the popular Lustre file […]

Cost-optimizing Amazon EBS volumes using AWS Compute Optimizer

When I talk with customers about their block storage needs, I frequently get asked “How can I optimize my block storage costs?” The simple answer is through two ways. One is always using the latest storage technology available that provides the best price-performance ratio. Another is provisioning the correct storage configuration catered to your workloads. […]

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How to perform non-disruptive tests with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

By performing frequent disaster recovery (DR) tests and drills, your organization can prepare for unexpected IT outages caused by ransomware, human error, and other disruptions. Some organizations avoid DR testing because their testing procedures are time-consuming or costly, or because they cannot test without disrupting business. This can mean that they are unprepared to implement […]

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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How Photobox optimizes storage costs for over 12 billion photos with Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval

albelli-Photobox Group is a leading player in the online European photo product and gifting market. We serve a pan-European customer base of over 7 million customers. At Photobox, we are focused on inspiring our customers to easily make beautiful photo products and bring their special moments to life. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or any […]

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Migrating file shares to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using AWS DataSync

When planning a data migration you need to evaluate migration tools, determine whether you have the available bandwidth for an online migration and understand the characteristics of the source and target destination. There are situations where you may be looking to migrate data from on-premises storage or other AWS storage services to Amazon FSx for […]

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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 […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Optimize costs and speed up replication with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Maintaining application and data resilience can often be challenging. There is an ever-evolving risk landscape that includes ransomware attacks, natural disasters, user error, hardware faults, and more. Organizations understandably have a strong desire to ensure they can recover within appropriate timescales from an unforeseen disaster event that impacts their systems. In such cases, organizations seek […]