AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

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 […]

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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 […]

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How to simplify Microsoft SQL Server backup using AWS Backup and VSS

Backing up your valuable data is an inseparable part of running Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) Server workloads, due to the importance and value of data in today’s enterprises. SQL Server backup and restore operations can complexify as your number of databases grows and your recovery time and recovery point objectives approach zero. These factors make it […]

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Accelerating backups with Amazon EBS direct APIs and Commvault

As a critical part of data protection and disaster recovery (DR) readiness, backing up data is an integral part of data storage in the cloud or otherwise. AWS customers use Amazon EBS snapshots, which are point-in-time backups of EBS volumes, as part of their data protection strategy in the cloud, often as part of their […]

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Create and share encrypted backups across accounts and Regions using AWS Backup

Enterprises and organizations in more security-conscious industries often protect their data through encryption, restricting data access to those with the necessary permissions and improving their security posture. Creating backups of data resources is often another critical component of a secure and resilient architecture. Additionally, backing up encrypted data is also important, even across geographical regions […]

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Migrate your Amazon EBS volumes from gp2 to gp3 and save up to 20% on costs

General Purpose SSD (gp2) Amazon EBS volumes have provided a cost effective way for AWS customers to achieve SSD performance for variety of applications, such as virtual desktops, medium-sized databases, development, and testing environments. Amazon EBS gp2 volumes are simple to use, but their performance is coupled with provisioned size that increases linearly with the […]

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Optimizing cost for your high availability SQL Server deployments on AWS

Many customers run SQL Server workloads on AWS because AWS offers higher performance and reliability, greater security and identity services, more migration support, and flexible licensing options. Customers often select the license included deployment scenario for running SQL Server on AWS to avoid long-term licensing contracts with Microsoft and preserve licensing flexibility for potential future […]

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Migrate from GCP and Azure to AWS using CloudEndure Migration

UPDATE (7/16/2021): This blog post describes CloudEndure Migration. AWS Application Migration Service, the next generation of CloudEndure Migration, is now the recommended service for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS. Sometimes the first cloud provider a company chooses is not the best long-term fit. Choosing a cloud provider is typically based on a number of business factors, […]

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Optimizing operational costs in CloudEndure Disaster Recovery

Some drivers involved in moving disaster recovery (DR) to the AWS Cloud include reducing infrastructure and management costs, and enabling access to greater scalability and elasticity. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, offered by AWS, helps you shift your disaster recovery (DR) strategy to AWS from data centers, private clouds, or other public clouds. By shifting their DR […]

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Storage options and designs for VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS is a jointly engineered solution by VMware and AWS that brings VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) technologies to the global AWS infrastructure. If you have workloads with varying storage requirements, it’s important to understand the storage options available and how they could work best for different scenarios. The service offers VMware […]

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