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How Cohesity uses Amazon EBS direct APIs to accelerate application backup and recovery times

When backing up applications, AWS Backup and Restore Partners seek methods that minimize complexity and reduce costs for their customers. Most backup applications protect Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes using EBS snapshots as a part of Amazon EC2 protection feature. For backups with long term retention, backup applications offer additional streaming backup capabilities that […]

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Automate and centrally manage data protection for Amazon S3 with AWS Backup

Customers globally, especially in regulated industries, require centralized protection and demonstrable compliance for their application data. Centralized data protection and enhanced visibility across backup operations can reduce the risks of costly disasters and accidents, improve business continuity, and simplify the auditing process. With AWS Backup for Amazon S3 now being generally available, you can centralize […]

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Caching data using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Accessing network attached storage (NAS) over long distances can introduce latency that can potentially impact business processes, slow down engineering jobs, and increase costs. Often only a small percent of the dataset needs to be accessed at any given time, allowing caching data locally to solve these challenges without replicating the full dataset. This is […]

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Considering four different replication options for data in Amazon S3

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. As your business grows and accumulates more data over time, you may need to replicate data from one system to another, perhaps because of company security […]

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Optimizing SAS Grid on AWS with Amazon FSx for Lustre

Many customers run complex analytics and high performance SAS-based applications on premises using the SAS Grid platform to perform large-scale analytics. Customers with a strategy to move to open-source or cloud-native solutions will often consider refactoring applications to Python or R to lower their total cost of ownership, however refactoring these applications as part of […]

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Achieving data consistency with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

When designing a disaster recovery (DR) plan, data consistency is an important factor to consider. This is especially important when protecting certain database applications, such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and SAP Hana. These database workloads must be restored to a consistent state to avoid database corruption. Failing to do so could result in loss of […]

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AWS SAN in the Cloud: Millions of IOPs and tens of GB/s to any Amazon EC2 instance

Over the years, traditional on-premises applications have relied on ever more powerful (and expensive) storage arrays to scale application IO performance and provide a single server with millions of IOPs. Meanwhile, AWS was perfecting the art of linear, elastic horizontal scalability of storage performance in the cloud. Until now, it’s been difficult to meet the […]

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How CineSend manages their media content using S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Is your organization managing terabytes (or even petabytes) of data stored as objects across hundreds if not thousands of buckets on Amazon S3? What are the chances that the access patterns and application requirements for all of these objects are the same? For most companies out there – slim to none. We operate in a […]

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Access your Amazon S3 Storage Lens metrics in AWS Partner applications

Managing cloud storage at scale requires the right metrics and tools to maintain visibility into your storage footprint, and uncover opportunities to reduce storage costs or apply data protection best practices. With the launch of S3 Storage Lens in November 2020, customers gained access to the first cloud storage analytics solution offering organization-wide visibility into […]

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Optimizing SAP HANA’s persistence layer with Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

SAP HANA is an in-memory, relational database which enterprises rely on to run their mission critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and analytical applications. As SAP HANA is an in-memory database, you may wonder why the storage layer is relevant. A key point is that memory is volatile. When you write data to a HANA […]

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