AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

re:Invent

What’s in store with AWS Storage at re:Invent 2021

This is by far my favorite post that I write every year, it’s the re:Invent preview for AWS Storage! On behalf of the entire AWS Storage team, I am excited to tell you some of the highlights of the storage category that you shouldn’t miss. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted for the global […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
AWS Backup 2021 blog image

How to retain resource tags in AWS Backup restore jobs

AWS customers use tags to track ownership of resources, drive cost allocation processes, control access to resources via IAM policies, implement compliance programs, and support operational activities. AWS has provided customers with comprehensive tagging best practices to implement an effective tagging strategy. Customers operating in multi-account and multi-Region environments have global disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity management […]

Read More

Storage for I/O-intensive SQL Server using Amazon EBS io2 Block Express

If you’ve tried to optimize Amazon EBS performance for your SQL Server workload before, you may have come across this blog post from late 2019. Until December 2020, with SQL Server workloads that required more than 80,000 IOPS or 2,375 MB/s of throughput, your only high-performance option was an NVMe-powered Amazon EC2 instance store. These […]

Read More

VMware Carbon Black cuts workload costs using Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

VMware Carbon Black is a leader in global cybersecurity specializing in endpoint detection, application control, and next-generation antivirus. They currently support over 8,000 customers using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to orchestrate containers in their microservice architecture and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) for their Amazon EKS data volumes. Using Amazon EBS gp2 volumes, […]

Read More

How Shaadi.com optimized compute costs using Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

Shaadi.com was founded in 1996 with one simple objective – to provide a superior matchmaking experience to Indian people around the world. Shaadi.com has over 3 million active profiles globally. As of today, Shaadi has helped 3.5 crore (35 million) people find their matches. Shaadi.com uses AWS to deploy its key products, including the matrimonial […]

Read More

Building high-performance storage clusters with Veritas and Amazon EBS

Providing predictable storage performance for mission critical applications can be challenging. Doing so involves dealing with complex configurations in your storage systems to get the performance you need, such as by striping multiple disks or volumes together, or by investing in expensive storage hardware. None of these configurations are flexible, and it is hard to […]

Read More

Automating Amazon EBS snapshot and AMI management using Amazon DLM

Many AWS customers frequently look for ways to lower operational costs and complexity of managing their backup operations. With Amazon EBS, you can create EBS snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs that are a convenient way to back up your block level data, regardless of where it resides. EBS snapshots are a block-level, point-in-time, incremental copies of […]

Read More
CloudEndure-AWS-Storage-Blog

Automated storage cost optimization in CloudEndure Disaster Recovery

In a previous blog, I introduced several concepts on optimizing operational costs in CloudEndure Disaster Recovery. The main cost driver when using CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, offered by AWS, is Amazon EBS. A challenge arises when choosing the right volume type for the workload, across the multiples volumes that may be attached. This becomes a trial-and-error […]

Read More