AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)

How Clumio improved their Amazon EBS backups using EBS direct APIs

At AWS re:Invent 2019, AWS launched Amazon EBS direct APIs. This feature enables AWS customers to list the blocks in an EBS snapshot, compare the differences between two EBS snapshots, and directly read data from EBS snapshots. To perform these tasks before AWS released the EBS direct APIs, you would need to launch temporary Amazon […]

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Instant data sharing with Multi-Attach enabled Amazon EBS volumes

Mission-critical applications relying on highly performant and low latency access to data (such as business intelligence platforms) require resilient and highly available (HA) architecture. Implementing active-active and active-standby architectures with shared storage in cloud environments is now possible with introduction of EBS Multi-Attach enabled EBS volumes. Multi-Attach, coupled with Cluster Volume Manager (CVM), offers functionality […]

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AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Series

On-premises storage can be costly and complex, with expensive hardware refresh cycles and data migrations due to system upgrades. It is also difficult to gain insights because your data is trapped in silos from multiple storage systems. With AWS Storage solutions, you can reduce the time to make those resources available to your organization from weeks to […]

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Comparing your on-premises storage patterns with AWS Storage services

Many companies want to move to the cloud, and for most of those companies, moving to the cloud starts with an assessment of existing storage infrastructure. It is useful to know how to map existing storage with AWS Storage options to assess the existing storage infrastructure effectively. Companies that take the time to identify where […]

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Automating Amazon EBS snapshots management using Data Lifecycle Manager

Many AWS customers frequently look for ways to lower the operational costs and complexity of managing their backup operations. With Amazon EBS, you can create snapshots 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 your Amazon EBS […]

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Easily store your SQL Server backups in Amazon S3 using File Gateway

Last year, we published a blog showing you how to set up AWS Storage Gateway to store SQL Server backups in Amazon S3, using cloud-backed SMB shares on File Gateway. Customers with growing on-premises backup costs and increasing operational overhead have used this solution to store their SQL Server backups durably and reliably in AWS, […]

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Deploying a LAMP-based multi-tier web application on AWS Snowball Edge

Imagine you are building an application at a remote location where you must process and make decisions based on locally generated data, say from surveillance cameras or from detection systems. If there is high network latency, you cannot run these applications in the cloud and process data in real time. Other times, you may be […]

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Good news for Amazon FSx and Amazon EBS customers: AWS Local Zones

There were many announcements and feature launches at AWS re:Invent 2019. One of the announcements with forthcoming possibilities for AWS Storage users was on AWS Local Zones. For now, this news is especially pertinent to Amazon FSx and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) customers running high performance applications near Los Angeles. As a new […]

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AWS Storage Day 2019

9:00 a.m. PST Welcome to AWS Storage Day! Welcome to the AWS Storage Day live blog! We’ve got a lot of news coming over the next few hours, and we’ll keep you updated here. Keep checking back from time to time for the latest. Start off by listening to Dave Vellante from theCUBE introducing all […]

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Your backup and archive guide to re:Invent

In one of our recent blog posts, we shared an all-in storage guide for re:Invent so you can maximize your time at the conference. We have more than 150 storage sessions ranging from breakouts, chalk talks, builder sessions, and workshops you can fill your schedule up with. Reserved seating went live on October 15. Don’t wait […]

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