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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Building a disaster recovery site on AWS for workloads on Google Cloud (Part 2)

One of the design principles to build reliable workloads is to test your recovery procedures. While this is a challenging task in traditional environments (i.e., on-premises), it’s much easier on the cloud because you can predict how your application fails and simulate a failure. You can then validate how your people, technology, and processes work […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Building a disaster recovery site on AWS for workloads on Google Cloud (Part 1)

Having a disaster recovery (DR) strategy is an essential part of business continuity and is an important part of designing your workload for resilience. Resilience means that your application, and its supporting infrastructure, always performs its intended functions correctly and consistently over time. In some cases, customers who host their primary workloads on the cloud […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Securely installing AWS Replication Agent using AWS Security Token Service

The content of this blog post was removed for technical updates to deliver the most up-to-date guidance. We are working to get the entire post re-published with a summary of changes.

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Backup and restore on-premises VMware virtual machines using AWS Backup

VMware virtual machines (VMs) can run in a number of environments, and whether they run on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment, one thing remains the same: backing up your virtual machines is an important step toward meeting business continuity and regulatory requirements. For VMware users, figuring out the best method of backing […]

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Automatic tape deletion with AWS Storage Gateway

Virtual tapes offer a great replacement for cumbersome and expensive physical tapes and are ideal for hybrid workloads looking to take advantage of cloud scale and availability. Virtual tapes can already be less costly than physical tapes and offer more flexibility, less overhead, and better security, but you can save even more money through proper […]

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Transferring files securely at the Foxtel Group using AWS Transfer Family and Amazon EFS

The Foxtel Group is Australia’s leading, next-generation subscription television company providing movies, entertainment, lifestyle, documentaries, news, and live sports through a range of streaming and broadcast services to over four million subscribers. Enterprises such as the Foxtel Group rely upon secure file transfer solutions for the timely and secure transfer of data between themselves and […]

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How to move data from Azure Files SMB shares to AWS using AWS DataSync

It’s not uncommon for organizations to have data located in multiple data centers, storage locations, or even cloud providers. Even if data resides in one cloud, workloads that operate in different locations may require that data is copied for reasons including performing low-latency data analysis, maintaining disaster recovery versions, archiving cold data to free up […]

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Using AWS Backup to protect Amazon Aurora databases

Many organizations use databases to support their most mission-critical applications. Having a comprehensive strategy to protect these databases is the underpinning to meeting business service level agreements (SLAs). An optimal strategy includes using both backups and replication to protect databases in the event of a natural disaster, human error, or cyber threat. Customers can use […]

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Amazon S3 Glacier Storage Classes

Restore data from Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes starting with partial object keys

When managing data storage, it is important to optimize for cost by storing data in the most cost-effective manner based on how often data is used or accessed. For many enterprises, this means using some form of cold storage or archiving for data that is less frequently accessed or used while keeping more frequently used […]

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Protecting encrypted Amazon RDS instances with cross-account and cross-Region backups

Organizations are looking for solutions to protect their valuable data against ransomware attacks, natural disasters, and operational errors. Many of these organizations operate in regulated industries and must maintain data long-term to meet compliance obligations and business continuity goals. In AWS, customers can accomplish these goals by backing up mission-critical databases into centralized backup storage […]

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