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How automated reasoning helps Amazon S3 innovate at scale

When we launched Amazon S3 a little over fifteen years ago, we put simplicity at the center of the customer experience. S3’s core API is just four REST commands (GET, PUT, LIST, and DELETE). Our customers tell us that they love the simplicity of S3 not just because of its API, but especially because of […]

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Enhanced disaster recovery monitoring with CloudEndure and Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring and troubleshooting Disaster Recovery (DR) is a critical component of any DR strategy. The ability to receive alerts and status updates is imperative when it comes to limiting downtime and maintaining business as usual. Often, DR tools do not have deep monitoring and notification built in. Administrators need to be logged in to the […]

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Copying objects greater than 5 GB with Amazon S3 Batch Operations

A large number of customers store their data in Amazon S3, and some of these customers scale to millions or billions of individual objects. Amazon S3 customers need an easy, reliable, and scalable way to perform bulk operations on these large datasets – with objects ranging in size from a few kilobytes to tens of […]

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Monitoring and understanding Amazon EBS performance using Amazon CloudWatch

Storage and compute are the main pillars of many different types of applications, making them important to monitor and understand when optimizing or developing an application for peak performance. Amazon EBS is an easy-to-use, scalable, high-performance block-storage service designed for Amazon EC2. EBS is the main type of storage used by applications for high performance transaction-based […]

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Enhance the security posture of your backups with AWS Backup Vault Lock

When dealing with backups, data managers frequently ask, “how do I prevent my backups from being accidentally or maliciously deleted?” or “what can I do to enhance protection against ransomware?” In highly regulated industries, WORM* (write-once-read-many) compliance is required for backups and archives. WORM compliance means immutability and an immutable backup helps in the recovery […]

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How Capital One uses Amazon S3 Glacier to optimize data storage costs and maximize resources

At Capital One, our goal is to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. Our founders believed that banking would be revolutionized by technology. Based on that vision, our technology leaders made an aggressive effort in building a talented in-house software engineering practice. This foresight helped us become a leader […]

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Planning to replace a data center NAS with Amazon FSx File Gateway

In April, AWS released a new type of AWS Storage Gateway called the Amazon FSx File Gateway. Similar to the AWS Storage Gateway products that provide a convenient on-premises front-end for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) storage, the FSx File Gateway provides a local front-end for an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file […]

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Enhance data access control with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon S3 Access Points

Sharing data is at the core of collaboration efforts sparking innovation. Many industries rely on secure data access solutions that scale with their business. From pharmaceutical companies exchanging research data with partners in Amazon S3, to financial customers migrating and modernizing transaction data with traditional file transfer protocols, there is a persistent ask for fine-grained […]

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Achieve higher database performance using Amazon EBS io2 Block Express volumes

I think it’s safe to say that every organization that runs its own IT environment has applications running on a database. Managing database servers is a critical job, as any performance hiccups on the database could affect many users and the workloads that they execute. Many enterprises see negative impact on the performance of their […]

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Using AWS Snowball to migrate data to Amazon S3 Glacier for long-term storage

Customers often choose to move large amounts of on-premises data to Amazon S3 Glacier. These customers choose to use S3 Glacier for its ability to reliably and securely store any amount of data at a cost-effective price, while being designed for 11 9’s of data durability. This makes S3 Glacier a popular choice for long-term […]

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