AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)

Dow Jones’s AWS Cloud journey and adoption of Amazon EBS io2 volumes

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile, and live events. It produces leading publications and products including The Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Dow […]

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Clustered storage simplified: GFS2 on Amazon EBS Multi-Attach enabled volumes

One of the design patterns for high availability of mission critical applications is the use of shared storage. This architectural pattern enables you to access storage from multiple hosts simultaneously, making your applications resilient to node failures. Customers with demanding transaction processing systems, analytics workloads, or high performance computing clusters need highly available, high-performance storage […]

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re:Invent

Automating copying encrypted Amazon EBS snapshots across AWS accounts

Many customers have disaster recovery (DR) best practices that require them to copy their Amazon EBS snapshots to an isolated account in a different Region and encrypt those snapshots with a different key. In doing so, customers are able to protect themselves from data loss if any number of disasters compromise their accounts. With Amazon […]

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Increasing agility and reducing costs with AWS Storage during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the way of life for countries, organizations, communities, families, and the people that drive the global economy. Most of the world has shifted to remote work and school, and a different way of life with essential workers on the forefront. We see industries dealing with the challenges of slowed growth as […]

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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

UPDATE: This virtual workshop series was completed on October 15th, 2020. To view it on demand, visit the AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Learning Path for this 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 […]

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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 Server Message Block (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 […]

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