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Reliable event processing with Amazon S3 event notifications

As AWS Solutions Architects, we help customers understand and plan AWS architectures that meet their business goals while remaining scalable, cost effective, secure, and reliable. One common pattern that comes up frequently is the desire to move from manual or polling-based strategies to reliable events processing, also known as event-driven architecture (EDA). This approach dovetails […]

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Migrating workloads across AWS Regions with CloudEndure Migration

AWS customers are in various stages of their cloud journey. Frequently, enterprises begin that journey by rehosting (lift-and-shift migrating) their on-premises workloads into AWS and running on our Amazon EC2 instances. Many of these customers perform that rehosting using CloudEndure Migration, our cloud-native migration tool. However, this rehosting migration pattern with CloudEndure Migration can also […]

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Transferring file data across AWS Regions and accounts using AWS DataSync

Many customers that use Amazon EFS want to replicate their file systems to other AWS accounts or other AWS Regions. Customers may do this for business continuity purposes or to provide low-latency access to data for processes running in other Regions. AWS DataSync makes it easy for customers to replicate data from one Amazon EFS […]

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Monitor your AWS DataSync migrations using Amazon CloudWatch

Customers who have a large on-premises footprint of storing special types of data, like images for medical bills, audio files for customer interactions, and scanned objects, often run out of on-premises storage capacity. This is exacerbated by perpetual increases in business demand to store and maintain these images and files. It quickly becomes operationally challenging […]

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Accessing SMB file shares remotely with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

With remote work becoming the norm, customers often need a central repository for files that can be accessed from anywhere to enable collaboration and provide highly durable storage. For ease of use and increased productivity, customers are looking for shared file access that can be mounted as a network drive using built-in Windows, macOS, Linux, […]

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Protecting backup archives with WORM and Tape Retention Lock

Many AWS customers use AWS Storage Gateway’s Tape Gateway to back up and archive long-term mission-critical on-premises data in Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive. Customers in regulated industries are mandated by governance policies or regulatory compliance rules to retain their data for many years, or even indefinitely. For example, large banks, broker-dealers, and […]

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Automating Amazon EBS snapshots management using Data Lifecycle Manager

Many AWS customers frequently look for ways to lower the operational costs and complexity of managing their backup operations. With Amazon EBS, you can create snapshots that are a convenient way to back up your block level data, regardless of where it resides. EBS snapshots are a block-level, point-in-time, incremental copies of your Amazon EBS […]

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Connecting AWS Outposts to on-premises data sources

Millions of customers such as startups, enterprises, and leading government agencies are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster. There are some workloads that must remain on-premises in order to interact with data that cannot, for variety of reasons, move to an AWS Region. Enter AWS Outposts. AWS Outposts is a […]

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Cross-account bulk transfer of files using Amazon S3 Batch Operations

As customers scale their business on AWS, they can have millions to billions of objects in their Amazon S3 buckets. Customers often run operations on a large number of these objects in their buckets, including copying objects across accounts, encrypting objects, or tagging. Running operations on a large number of objects in S3 involves listing […]

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Automatically import Amazon S3 object updates into Amazon FSx for Lustre

Many enterprises and other AWS customers often store their datasets and build their data lakes on Amazon S3. Since Amazon FSx for Lustre is deeply integrated with S3, customers can create a new FSx for Lustre file system linked to their S3 bucket in minutes. FSx for Lustre file systems transparently present S3 objects as […]

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