AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)

Your AWS Storage guide to re:Invent 2019: How to maximize your time in Vegas!

On behalf of the entire AWS Storage team, we are excited to tell you all about our plans for re:Invent. This year’s conference is going to be our biggest yet, with 60,000+ attendees and more than 2,500 technical sessions, across six venues on the Las Vegas Strip. First off, if you have not registered, don’t wait and […]

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Automating Amazon EBS Volume-resizing with AWS Step Functions and AWS Systems Manager

In active applications, it’s possible for an Amazon EC2 instance’s Amazon EBS volume utilization to reach provisioned capacity. Depending on the application in use, this creates the risk of a customer-impacting application outage when that provisioned capacity is exhausted. One solution is to design a failover mechanism into the application. However, this can be a […]

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Free AWS Toronto Summit | Oct 3, 2019 – Explore AWS Storage

Join us and come learn more about AWS storage services at the AWS Toronto Summit on October 3rd. This event is completely free to attendees. You will have the opportunity to hear from AWS experts on services, solutions, and architectures related to data migration, hybrid architectures, backup and archive, data lakes, and migrating block & […]

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Maximizing Microsoft SQL Server Performance with Amazon EBS

AWS customers have been running mission-critical Windows workloads, like SQL Server, on AWS for more than 10 years. In this post, I discuss how to maximize SQL Server performance with Amazon EBS storage. Persistent block storage is a critical component of a relational database management system (RDBMS) and is ultimately responsible for the speed, security, […]

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AWS Loft

Free AWS Loft Events: Attend “AWS Storage Days” in San Francisco or NYC

As we gear up for AWS re:Invent 2019 December 2 – 6, we want to ensure you are up to speed on the full portfolio of AWS storage services. In San Francisco September 10 – 11 and in NYC September 24- 25, we will be conducting ‘AWS Storage Days’ at the AWS Loft locations. These […]

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Protecting your data with AWS Backup

In January 2019, AWS launched AWS Backup, a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the backup of data across AWS services. As of July 2019, AWS Backup integrates with: Amazon EBS Amazon EFS Amazon RDS (all engines except Amazon Aurora) Amazon DynamoDB AWS Storage Gateway (Volume Gateway) Overview Before […]

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Taking crash-consistent snapshots across multiple Amazon EBS volumes on an Amazon EC2 instance

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) enables you to back up volumes at any time using EBS snapshots. Snapshots retain the data from all completed I/O operations, allowing you to restore the volume to its exact state at the moment before backup (referred to as crash-consistency). Many of our customers use snapshots in their backup […]

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Getting started: Training resources for storage on AWS

With a wide variety of storage and data transfer and migration services, understanding where to start when considering AWS for your data storage can be a time consuming task. Where do you start? What resources are available to help guide you through unfamiliar territory? Where can you go if you need additional help? Whether you’ve […]

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