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Category: Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Simplify and accelerate your data migration using AWS DataSync Discovery

Migrating your on-premises data to the cloud can be intimidating at first, particularly when you are working with large and complex storage systems. Estimating costs, understanding which data sets should be migrated for your applications, and knowing which cloud storage services to select, can require time and effort to determine on your own. On September […]

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Migrating file shares to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using AWS DataSync

When planning a data migration you need to evaluate migration tools, determine whether you have the available bandwidth for an online migration and understand the characteristics of the source and target destination. There are situations where you may be looking to migrate data from on-premises storage or other AWS storage services to Amazon FSx for […]

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Auditing user and administrative actions in Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using Splunk

Log and audit event monitoring is a vital part of any organization’s security practices. For file systems, this involves logging end-user activities (such as file access attempts) as well as administrative actions that modify a file system’s configuration. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP has security features to help organizations validate their security posture and identify […]

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SAN: A million IOPs in AWS from Amazon FSx NetApp ONTAP

There are use cases where applications demand the highest IOPS and throughput to achieve strict service level requirements. You may have seen how it’s possible to leverage the immense horizontal storage scalability of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) into concentrated vertically scaled storage performance in my recent blog “SAN in the Cloud: Millions of IOPs […]

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Replicate and clone SAP HANA databases with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Customers have been running SAP HANA databases on AWS since 2012, when we announced SAP HANA One. Customers running SAP HANA on AWS often need to be able to perform routine maintenance tasks, such as creating backups and cloning production database volumes for upgrade and development testing. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, with the optional […]

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Run containerized applications efficiently using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP and Amazon EKS

Kubernetes is a scalable system that offers rapid and easy containerized application deployments for both stateless and long-running, stateful applications. Many Kubernetes applications require a storage system that integrates with the Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) to create file and block volumes, scale storage, take snapshots, and create clones. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP supports […]

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Caching data using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Accessing network attached storage (NAS) over long distances can introduce latency that can potentially impact business processes, slow down engineering jobs, and increase costs. Often only a small percent of the dataset needs to be accessed at any given time, allowing caching data locally to solve these challenges without replicating the full dataset. This is […]

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How to securely share application log files with third parties

What do we do when our applications fail, and we must provide instance-level log data to external entities for troubleshooting purposes? It’s best to limit direct human interaction with our production resources, so we often see temporary access provided for a fixed period. For highly regulated industries, the approval process for production access can be […]

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Enabling multiprotocol workloads with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

In an enterprise environment, it is common that both Linux and Windows workloads require access to the same data. For example, electronic design automation (EDA) and media and entertainment workloads often involve Windows users accessing data produced by Linux compute instances. Concurrent access to this data requires multiprotocol access: NFS for Linux workloads and SMB […]

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What’s in store with AWS Storage at re:Invent 2021

This is by far my favorite post that I write every year, it’s the re:Invent preview for AWS Storage! On behalf of the entire AWS Storage team, I am excited to tell you some of the highlights of the storage category that you shouldn’t miss. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted for the global […]

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