AWS Storage Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

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

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 desktops, medium-sized databases, development, and testing environments. Amazon EBS gp2 volumes are simple to use, but their performance is coupled with provisioned size that increases linearly with the […]

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Optimizing cost for your high availability SQL Server deployments on AWS

Many customers run SQL Server workloads on AWS because AWS offers higher performance and reliability, greater security and identity services, more migration support, and flexible licensing options. Customers often select the license included deployment scenario for running SQL Server on AWS to avoid long-term licensing contracts with Microsoft and preserve licensing flexibility for potential future […]

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Cloud storage in minutes with AWS Storage Gateway (updated)

Moving workloads to the cloud is one of the primary ways for CIOs to address their top strategic priorities: increasing agility, accelerating innovation, strengthening security, and reducing cost. Many companies have existing infrastructure in data centers, remote offices, and edge locations, but want to take advantage of cloud services. AWS helps these customers accelerate their […]

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Amazon S3

AWS Partners use AWS PrivateLink to connect privately to Amazon S3

Many customers use applications from the AWS Partner ecosystem for a range of use cases, including data lakes, data analytics, data warehousing, backup and restore, archive, and more. Certain security-conscious applications running in on-premises data centers need private access to Amazon S3 without going over the internet or using public IPs. Traditionally, to achieve this […]

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Understanding Recovery Point Objectives using CloudEndure Disaster Recovery

IT disasters such as data center failures, server corruptions, or cyber attacks can not only disrupt your business, but also cause data loss, impact your revenue, and damage your reputation. It is important to protect this data and compute from disruptive events with minimal data loss. For any business, a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) that […]

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Lower your Amazon EFS costs by 47% with One Zone storage classes

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is a simple, serverless, set-and-forget, elastic file system that provides high levels of durability and availability for your mission critical and business critical applications. For workloads that don’t need the highest levels of durability and availability, customers typically do not require the Multi-AZ (Availability Zone) durability and availability of […]

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Architecting for high availability on Amazon S3

Amazon S3 has now surpassed 15 years of operation and has scaled to more than 100 trillion objects. AWS has scaled S3’s hardware infrastructure while continuously deploying software for new features and updates, all while maintaining the high availability that customers require. High availability is an important pillar of S3 – customers should be able […]

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Migrating your Microsoft Windows clusters to AWS using CloudEndure Migration

Many organizations leverage Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) with shared storage to build a group of servers that work together. This enables them to increase the availability of their applications and services, ensuring that they serve their own customers effectively and that they consistently remain fully operational. Customers often migrate their clusters to AWS to […]

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re:Invent

AWS re:Invent recap: Extend Amazon S3 to on-premises environments with AWS Outposts

While we could not meet with you in person at re:Invent this year, we hope that you enjoyed joining us for our first ever virtual re:Invent – enabling you to get the full re:Invent experience from home, and for free. In this blog post, I highlight Amazon S3 on Outposts, launched on September 30, 2020 […]

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Secure data recovery with cross-account backup and Cross-Region copy using AWS Backup

UPDATE: On April 12, 2021, AWS announced support for copying Amazon FSx file system backups across AWS Regions and AWS accounts. For more information, read this blog post on cross-Region and cross-account backups for Amazon FSx using AWS Backup. There are many benefits to using more than one AWS account, including resource and operational isolation, disaster […]

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