AWS Storage Blog

Category: Technical How-to

Using high-performance storage for machine learning workloads on Kubernetes

Organizations are modernizing their applications by adopting containers and microservices-based architectures. Many customers are deploying high-performance workloads on containers to power microservices architecture, and require access to low latency and high throughput shared storage from these containers. Because containers are transient in nature, these long-running applications require data to be stored in durable storage. Amazon FSx […]

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Easily store your SQL Server backups in Amazon S3 using File Gateway

Last year, we published a blog showing you how to set up AWS Storage Gateway to store SQL Server backups in Amazon S3, using cloud-backed SMB shares on File Gateway. Customers with growing on-premises backup costs and increasing operational overhead have used this solution to store their SQL Server backups durably and reliably in AWS, […]

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Managing backups at scale in your AWS Organizations using AWS Backup

Customers want the ability to have a standardized way to manage their backups at scale with AWS Backup and their AWS Organizations. AWS Backup offers a centralized, managed service to back up data across AWS services in the cloud and on premises using AWS Storage Gateway. AWS Backup serves as a single dashboard for backup, restore, […]

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Optimizing WordPress performance with Amazon EFS

Many organizations use content management systems (CMS) like WordPress using a single node installation, but could benefit from a multi-node installation, as it is a best practice that provides benefits in terms of performance and availability. The reliability pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework recommends the following design principle: “Scale horizontally to increase aggregate system […]

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Changing your Amazon S3 encryption from S3-Managed to AWS KMS

Customers who use Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) often take advantage of S3-Managed Encryption Keys (SSE-S3) for server-side object encryption (SSE). For many customers, the decision to use SSE-S3 meets their security requirements, as it protects their data at rest. However, for some other customers, SSE-S3 may have met their requirements initially, but their […]

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Replicating existing objects between S3 buckets

Customers commonly have business requirements or enterprise policies that call for additional copies of their existing Amazon S3 objects. While Amazon S3 Replication is widely used to replicate newly uploaded objects between S3 buckets, the simplest way of replicating large numbers of existing objects between S3 buckets is not obvious to many customers. In this […]

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How to manage retention periods in bulk using Amazon S3 Batch Operations

Amazon S3 Batch Operations now supports S3 Object Lock. In this post, I share ways you can use these two Amazon S3 features together to address common data protection needs. S3 Batch Operations is a feature that lets you perform repetitive or bulk actions like copying or updating tag sets across millions of objects with […]

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Deploying a LAMP-based multi-tier web application on AWS Snowball Edge

Imagine you are building an application at a remote location where you must process and make decisions based on locally generated data, say from surveillance cameras or from detection systems. If there is high network latency, you cannot run these applications in the cloud and process data in real time. Other times, you may be […]

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Managing delete marker replication in Amazon S3

Customers use Amazon S3 Replication to create a copy of their data within the same AWS Region or in another AWS Region for compliance, lower latency, or sharing data across accounts. In environments where data is constantly changing, customers have different replication needs for objects that have been, or will be, deleted. For some use cases, […]

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AWS Identity and Access Management on AWS Snowball Edge

Many of our customers use AWS Snowball Edge devices for secure data transfer and edge computing applications. Recently, AWS announced support for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) on Snowball Edge. Before the introduction of IAM on Snowball Edge, IT administrators shared a single access key/secret key combination with all the users who wanted to […]

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