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Simplify SQL Server Always On deployments with AWS Launch Wizard and Amazon FSx

Configuring and deploying your high availability Microsoft SQL Server workloads in the cloud often requires identifying and provisioning individual resources to get started, which can bring added complexity and cost. AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server enables quick and easy deployment of SQL Server solutions on AWS, supporting Always On Availability Groups and single node […]

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Manage Amazon EFS backup costs: AWS Backup support for cost allocation tags

Organized, meaningful cost and usage data for backups helps customers better understand and manage their costs. Recently, we’ve been hearing from Amazon EFS customers that they are looking for more granular cost tracking for backups that they create across all of their file systems. In response to this, AWS Backup recently enabled cost allocation tags […]

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Analyzing and monitoring CloudEndure Disaster Recovery replication traffic

For the purposes of data, application, and workload disaster recovery (DR), an optimal Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is essential to saving time and data critical to business operations. Ensuring that your DR setup is functional and architected according to best practices can help you achieve a functional RPO of seconds. Monitoring your DR setup to […]

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Create and share encrypted backups across accounts and Regions using AWS Backup

Enterprises and organizations in more security-conscious industries often protect their data through encryption, restricting data access to those with the necessary permissions and improving their security posture. Creating backups of data resources is often another critical component of a secure and resilient architecture. Additionally, backing up encrypted data is also important, even across geographical regions […]

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Migrate your Amazon EBS volumes from gp2 to gp3 and save up to 20% on costs

Update (4/27/2022): Download the EBS gp2 to gp3 migration cost savings calculator to find out how much you can save by migrating your EBS gp2 volumes to gp3. General Purpose SSD (gp2) Amazon EBS volumes have provided a cost effective way for AWS customers to achieve SSD performance for variety of applications, such as virtual […]

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Update your AWS Transfer Family server endpoint type from VPC_ENDPOINT to VPC

In January 2020, AWS Transfer Family launched the VPC endpoint type, which gave customers the ability to host their Transfer Family server endpoints within their VPC using a single API call. If you were using Transfer Family with AWS PrivateLink before this launch, you are probably using the VPC_ENDPOINT endpoint type. After May 19, 2021, […]

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Simplify your data lifecycle by using object tags with Amazon S3 Lifecycle

Managing your storage cost effectively at scale can become complex as you have multiple applications or users using the data with different access patterns and frequency. S3 Lifecycle can help you optimize your storage cost by creating lifecycle configurations to manage your storage spend over time by moving your data to more cost-effective storage classes […]

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Migrate from GCP and Azure to AWS using CloudEndure Migration

UPDATE (7/16/2021): This blog post describes CloudEndure Migration. AWS Application Migration Service, the next generation of CloudEndure Migration, is now the recommended service for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS. Sometimes the first cloud provider a company chooses is not the best long-term fit. Choosing a cloud provider is typically based on a number of business factors, […]

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Delete multiple AWS Backup recovery points using AWS Tools for PowerShell

Backing up data is an essential part of enterprise data protection strategy, whether organizations need to comply with regulations or protect against ransomware attacks. Managing your data backups is equally as important as taking backups of your data. Part of data backup management is preventing stale “backups” (also knows as “recovery points”). Stale backups can […]

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Using Boto3 to configure Amazon S3 bucket replication at scale

UPDATE (2/10/2022): Amazon S3 Batch Replication launched on 2/8/2022, allowing you to replicate existing S3 objects and synchronize your S3 buckets. See the S3 User Guide for additional details. Replicating your data on Amazon S3 is an effective way to meet business requirements by storing data across distant AWS Regions or across unique accounts in […]

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