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Automating Amazon CloudWatch dashboard creation for Amazon EBS volume KPIs

Enterprises can benefit significantly from optimizing block storage performance in the cloud. One of the primary benefits is having faster and more reliable data access to support critical business operations and real-time applications by achieving reduced latency and higher throughput. Another benefit is realizing cost savings by increasing storage operational efficiency to reduce the need […]

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Simplifying operations for VMware workloads using AWS Backup and VMware Cloud on AWS

Customers use VMware to power their business critical applications on premises. As they adopt cloud, they leverage VMware Cloud on AWS as a vehicle to migrate without refactoring their applications. Customers will still need to protect their application data, provide disaster recovery from events, and migrate data if needed. For a large-scale migration with limited […]

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Migrating mixed file sizes with the snow-transfer-tool on AWS Snowball Edge devices

When moving your applications and business infrastructure to AWS, it is likely you will need to migrate your existing data as well. This data often comes from file share environments and contains a variety of file sizes. If the data contains more than a single digit percentage of files under 1 MB, your migration performance […]

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Creating an ETL pipeline trigger for existing AWS DataSync tasks

Organizations look for ways to leverage the compute power of the cloud to analyze their data and produce reports to help drive business decisions. They want to load their data sets into extract-transform-load (ETL) pipelines for data processing. Once the data is processed, business decision makers at these organizations rely on accurate report generation to […]

S3 Security

Understanding S3 Block Public Access

Update (4/27/2023): Amazon S3 now automatically enables S3 Block Public Access and disables S3 access control lists (ACLs) for all new S3 buckets in all AWS Regions. Storing data securely is a key tenet for every business. Companies balance this against the need to share data where and when it’s needed. Human security review is a […]

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Preserving last-modified timestamps when restoring Amazon S3 objects with AWS Backup

Customers operating in highly regulated industries are usually subject to rules mandating that data integrity be maintained and available throughout its entire lifetime. To meet integrity requirements, data must be restorable along with any associated audit trail and metadata information, such as object creation dates, last modified timestamps, and tags. When restoring backups of Amazon […]

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How Audible uses Amazon S3 Object Lambda to improve streaming playback performance

Audible is a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling that offers its customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives daily. Audible content includes over 790,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Originals. Audible has millions of members worldwide, who subscribe to one of 10 localized services designed for customers in Australia, Canada, France, […]

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Increase your recovery point agility with custom snapshot policies on Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Data has become a vital asset for individuals and businesses alike. As data continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, it becomes increasingly important for organizations to have robust data management solutions in place that address specific data protection and recovery requirements. When making decisions on how to achieve their recovery point SLAs, customers evaluate […]

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Implementing HA and DR for SQL Server Always-On Failover Cluster Instance using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

One of the most difficult challenges organizations face today is ensuring data availability and accessibility across their locations. Maintaining high availability and accessibility for SQL Server databases across different AWS Regions is a top data protection requirement for enterprises considering moving to the cloud. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP offers a quick way to fail […]

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Migrating Azure Blob Storage to Amazon S3 using AWS DataSync

UPDATE (7/25/2023): AWS DataSync now supports copying data to and from Azure Blob Storage, view the what’s new post and view our video for more information. We speak with customers every day about their data migration requirements, which range from AWS service-to-service data transfers, data movement from on premises to AWS, all the way to […]