AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)

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

UPDATE: The AWS re:Invent links in this post are outdated. Please visit the AWS Events channel on YouTube for a complete on-demand playlist of AWS Storage sessions at AWS re:Invent 2019. 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. […]

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A Guide to Amazon EBS at AWS re:Invent 2019

UPDATE: The AWS re:Invent links in this post are outdated. Please visit the AWS Events channel on YouTube for a complete on-demand playlist of AWS Storage sessions at AWS re:Invent 2019. Customers use block storage to support a wide range of both transaction-intensive and throughput-intensive workloads on AWS. With Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), you […]

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

UPDATE: The AWS re:Invent links in this post are outdated. Please visit the AWS Events channel on YouTube for a complete on-demand playlist of AWS Storage sessions at AWS re:Invent 2019. 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 […]

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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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