AWS Storage Blog

Category: Technical How-to

Monitoring Amazon EBS volume failures using Amazon EventBridge

A top priority for customers is to make sure that their applications are highly resilient and durable to meet their business goals. To make sure that applications are working and performing as expected, you can use monitoring tools such as Amazon CloudWatch metrics and events to track the health of your applications. Monitoring and alarming […]

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Synchronize Amazon EC2 instance tags and instance type with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery source servers

When performing disaster recovery, you recover your original systems and IT infrastructure to their original state at an alternate, available site. When you recover your servers, the recovered servers should match the original compute infrastructure to reduce the risk of underprovisioning or overprovisioning your recovery environment. This improves the likelihood that your recovery servers have […]

Designing IT chargeback models for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Most organizations closely track their spending to ensure that their resources are being used efficiently. Tracking how much different business units are spending provides crucial insights into the efficacy of certain types of spending to an organizations goals or bottom line. An IT chargeback system assigns the costs of services to the business units or […]

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Automatically convert satellite imagery to Cloud-Optimized GeoTIFFs for hosting in Amazon S3

The sheer size of satellite imagery has long levied a heavy burden on client software seeking to render these images dynamically. Typically, customers must duplicate imagery from a central repository to their local computers. Downloading large images can take several minutes. When images are downloaded, processing speeds are also slow. The introduction of Cloud Optimized […]

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Enabling and validating additional checksums on existing objects in Amazon S3

Verifying data integrity during a data migration or data transfer is a data durability best practice that ensures your data is error-free and not corrupt as it reaches its destination. One way to verify the integrity of your data is through checksums, which you can basically think of as a digital fingerprint for data that […]

Scaling container workloads with shared storage for Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

Kubernetes is a popular choice among many developers for application deployments, and many of these deployments can benefit from a persistent, shared storage layer. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is a managed OpenShift integration on AWS developed by Red Hat and jointly supported by AWS and Red Hat. ROSA clusters typically store data […]

Prevent IOPS over-provisioning by monitoring striped Amazon EBS volumes within EC2 instance limits

Enterprises are always looking for ways to optimize storage performance to support their performance-intensive applications and workloads. One technique is data striping, which involves segmenting data across multiple storage volumes to aggregate maximum logical capacity and increase performance. The technique is useful for workloads that require high levels of input/output operations per second (IOPS) and/or […]

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Automate backups for AWS Amplify GraphQL backends with AWS Backup

Modern cloud based mobile and web applications require a rich set of functional features as well as non-functional features to support operations, for example database backups and restore jobs. IT leaders and developers are looking for simplified ways of building these cloud based applications and adding features to them. Organizations that prioritize agility when building […]

Protect your SQL Server workloads using NetApp SnapCenter with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

SQL Server deployments need application-consistent backups and the ability to quickly restore or clone databases for development, testing, and disaster recovery requirements. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP (FSx for ONTAP) is a fully managed service that combines the features of NetApp’s popular ONTAP file system including capabilities with NetApp SnapCenter to protect, clone, and replicate […]

Simplify archiving Amazon EBS Snapshots and monitor progress using a live Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

Data protection is top of mind for our customers, and having a data backup strategy is critical to ensure compliance, disaster recovery readiness, and business continuity. As customers experience exponential business growth, their data storage needs grow as well, and data retention can become very costly. In order to meet compliance requirements for data retention […]