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Category: AWS Backup

AWS Backup is now FedRAMP High approved for your compliance and data protection needs

Meeting compliance is an important consideration when moving data to the cloud, and data protection is a key requirement when gaining approval for regulated workloads. On March 29, 2021 AWS Backup was granted the FedRAMP High Authority to Operate (ATO) by the JAB (Joint Authorization Board) in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. AWS Backup enables you […]

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ZS Associates enhances backup efficiency with AWS Backup

ZS Associates is a professional services firm that works alongside companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. We at ZS leverage our deep industry expertise, alongside leading-edge analytics, technology, and strategy to create solutions that work in the real world. With more than 35 years of experience and […]

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Delete multiple AWS Backup recovery points using AWS Tools for PowerShell

Backing up data is an essential part of enterprise data protection strategy, whether organizations need to comply with regulations or protect against ransomware attacks. Managing your data backups is equally as important as taking backups of your data. Part of data backup management is preventing stale “backups” (also knows as “recovery points”). Stale backups can […]

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Cross-Region and cross-account backups for Amazon FSx using AWS Backup

Today, AWS Backup is announcing cross-Region and cross-account backup (CRAB) support for Amazon FSx. AWS Backup offers a cost-effective, fully managed, policy-based service that further simplifies data protection at scale. AWS Backup also helps you support your regulatory compliance obligations and meets your business continuity goals. Amazon FSx makes it easy and cost-effective to run […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Events and Metrics for AWS Backup

Customers who use AWS Backup frequently ask, “How do I know if my backup job has failed?” or “How can I be proactively notified of a change to my backup vault settings?” With the recent integration of CloudWatch Events for AWS Backup, we can now deliver a real-time stream of events that describe changes to […]

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Point-in-time recovery and continuous backup for Amazon RDS with AWS Backup

Today, AWS Backup is announcing support for continuous backup and point-in-time recovery (PITR) of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). This feature enables customers to recover Amazon RDS backup data from a specified time within their retention period. With this feature, database and backup administrators are able to reduce their recovery point objective (RPO) to […]

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Secure data recovery with cross-account backup and Cross-Region copy using AWS Backup

UPDATE: On April 12, 2021, AWS announced support for copying Amazon FSx file system backups across AWS Regions and AWS accounts. For more information, read this blog post on cross-Region and cross-account backups for Amazon FSx using AWS Backup. There are many benefits to using more than one AWS account, including resource and operational isolation, disaster […]

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re:Invent

AWS re:Invent recap: Data protection and compliance with AWS Backup

At my session at AWS re:Invent 2020-2021, now available on-demand, I had the pleasure of exploring data protection and compliance for cloud workloads with AWS Backup. We were fortunate to have Paul O’Flynn, Principal DevOps Engineer at Workday, join us to elaborate on real-word AWS Backup use cases. In this blog post, I cover some […]

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AWS Backup provides centralized data protection across your AWS resources

Today, on AWS Storage Day 2020, we are excited to announce AWS Backup supports backups of Amazon FSx file systems and Windows workloads running on EC2, adding to the growing list of features to enhance your data protection. Amazon FSx customers may now enjoy the automation, ease-of-use, and managed compliance protection service that AWS Backup […]

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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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