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Category: Best Practices

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Optimizing AWS Backup costs

The threat of ransomware has placed data protection front and center as a top priority for all businesses. The Sophos State of Ransomware Report 2023 reported that 66% of organizations were impacted in 2022 with a median ransomware payout of $400,000 (average pay out of $1.54 million). With the median recovery cost of using backups […]

Designing a resilient and cost-effective backup strategy for Amazon S3

Many organizations are protecting important business data against disasters like fires, floods or ransomware events. Proper backup and disaster recovery strategies can help safeguard critical data and ensure business continuity in a disaster scenario. Maintaining normal operations in a disaster recovery situation can save time and money. AWS services like Amazon S3 and AWS Backup […]

Trellix accelerates on-premises research data migration with AWS Snow Family

Trellix is a global company redefining the future of cybersecurity. The company’s open and native extended detection and response (XDR) platform helps organizations confronted with today’s most advanced threats gain confidence in the protection and resilience of their operations. Trellix’s security experts, along with an extensive partner ecosystem, accelerate technology innovation through machine learning (ML) […]

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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 […]