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Category: Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Designing IT chargeback models for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Most organizations closely track their spending to ensure that their resources are being used efficiently. Tracking how much different business units are spending provides crucial insights into the efficacy of certain types of spending to an organizations goals or bottom line. An IT chargeback system assigns the costs of services to the business units or […]

Scaling container workloads with shared storage for Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

Kubernetes is a popular choice among many developers for application deployments, and many of these deployments can benefit from a persistent, shared storage layer. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is a managed OpenShift integration on AWS developed by Red Hat and jointly supported by AWS and Red Hat. ROSA clusters typically store data […]

Protect your SQL Server workloads using NetApp SnapCenter with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

SQL Server deployments need application-consistent backups and the ability to quickly restore or clone databases for development, testing, and disaster recovery requirements. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP (FSx for ONTAP) is a fully managed service that combines the features of NetApp’s popular ONTAP file system including capabilities with NetApp SnapCenter to protect, clone, and replicate […]

Getting started with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using NetApp management tools

File systems are an essential component of organizations. Among the most common requirements of any organization is access to shared data storage, which is readily available on via cloud infrastructures. An issue that has slowed migration to the cloud has been that tools and processes can be very different, requiring time to re-educate administrators. Amazon […]

Route traffic to an Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP Multi-AZ file system using Network Load Balancer

A core architecture principle of building highly available applications on AWS is to use a multi-Availability Zone (AZ) architecture. More and more customers are migrating their file data to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP and have asked for more flexibility in how they connect their networks to their Multi-AZ deployment type from outside of their […]

Two AWS Solutions Architects discuss advancing their cloud skill set with digital badges

If you are new to AWS and trying to figure out which Storage services to use, how to use them, and best practices, it can be challenging to find guidance that you can trust. The depth of features and options means that even experienced users can identify better solutions with continuous learning. But how do […]

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

Update (10/26/2022): This blog was updated to recommend that you validate that your file system can contact the log forwarding IP addresses. 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 […]

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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 […]