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Category: Technical How-to

Automatically archive Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager

Customers use snapshots to capture a point-in-time copy of their data, which can be used to enable disaster recovery, migrate data across regions and accounts, and improve backup compliance. For enterprises using snapshots, it is a common requirement to keep snapshots (which are seldom accessed) for more than 90 days, for compliance purposes. However, the […]

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Use AWS Backup and CI/CD tools to automate centralized backup across AWS services 

Automating and scaling your data protection and backup strategy helps you reduce manual overhead from time-consuming configuration, minimizes the risk for errors, provides visibility on drift detection, and enhances backup policy compliance across distributed AWS workloads or accounts. Incorporating backup in your disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity plan (BCP), along with the automation of […]

Amazon S3 Object Lambda

Modify images cached in Amazon CloudFront using Amazon S3 Object Lambda

Delivering optimized content is critical to a positive end user experience. As data access requirements evolve, the end user may need a transformed version of the original content. The transformations may include masking an image’s metadata, watermarking, or resizing an image before returning it to the user. The object should be stored in its original […]

Simplify and accelerate your data migration using AWS DataSync Discovery

Migrating your on-premises data to the cloud can be intimidating at first, particularly when you are working with large and complex storage systems. Estimating costs, understanding which data sets should be migrated for your applications, and knowing which cloud storage services to select, can require time and effort to determine on your own. On September […]

Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval

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 […]

How to create SMB file shares with AWS Storage Gateway using Hyper-V

Businesses across different industries can face several challenges when managing their storage, including new redundancy requirements across locations, hardware renewals, and maximum capacity limits. To purchase additional hardware, companies typically have to take an investment that involves capacity planning for the next three to five years, as well as a potentially lengthy procurement process for […]

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Auditing user and administrative actions in Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using Splunk

Log and audit event monitoring is a vital part of any organization’s security practices. For file systems, this involves logging end-user activities (such as file access attempts) as well as administrative actions that modify a file system’s configuration. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP has security features to help organizations validate their security posture and identify […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Cross-Region AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery agent installation in a secured network

Installing a service agent on a server is a straight-forward process in a normal setup. Most agents require an internet connection to connect to the service. However, there are some environments that are tightly secured. Servers in these environments don’t have internet access at all. Installing a service agent in these environments can be a […]

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Accelerate SAP workload migrations with AWS Transfer Family

Companies operate applications in their corporate IT landscape that rely on transfer protocols, such as Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS), and File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Historically, FTP has been used to share files such as invoices, inventory lists and delivery notes that are created by SAP systems, which […]

S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Manage Amazon S3 storage costs granularly and at scale using S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Cost-effective data storage is critical when building and scaling data lakes that manage and hold growing datasets. By choosing the right storage architecture, customers are empowered to quickly experiment and migrate to AWS. Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering is a storage class that allows customers to optimize storage costs automatically when data access patterns change without performance […]