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Category: Best Practices

S3 on Outposts

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, […]

S3 Access Points

Tips for effective innovation collaboration from Pinterest and AWS: Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on how Pinterest and AWS worked together to solve a complex data access problem. Note: The launch for S3 Access Points aliases on 7/26/2021 makes it easy to use an access point for any application that requires an S3 bucket name. Researchers from the Kellogg School of […]

S3 cost optimization

Amazon S3 cost optimization for predictable and dynamic access patterns

Many customers of all sizes and industries tell us they are growing at an unprecedented scale – both their business and their data. Amazon S3 enables any developer to leverage Amazon’s own benefits at a massive scale with no up-front investment or performance compromises. Customers love the elasticity and agility they get with S3 because […]

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Managing resources effectively on Amazon S3 using AWS CloudFormation

Effectively storing and managing data has become a critical factor to many organizations’ success – and the amount of data stored, analyzed, and moved continues to increase rapidly. Many organizations use Amazon S3 for simply storing their data in its native format, a benefit of object storage in S3 buckets. Often times, that data in […]

NEW Amazon S3 sessions at AWS re:Invent are coming on Jan 12-14

UPDATE 9/8/2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. We are into week two of AWS re:Invent, and a lot of the Amazon S3 sessions we posted about are now available on-demand, with a few more to be broadcast over the next two weeks. Hopefully, you also heard about some […]

Best practices for accelerating data migrations using AWS Snowball Edge

Customers frequently perform bulk migrations of their application data when moving to the cloud. There are different online and offline methods for moving your data to the cloud. When proceeding with a data migration, data owners must consider the amount of data, transfer time, frequency, bandwidth, network costs, and security concerns. No matter how data […]

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 […]

AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Series

UPDATE: This virtual workshop series was completed on October 15th, 2020. To view it on demand, visit the AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Learning Path for this 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 […]

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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, […]