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Amazon FSx for NetApp OnTAP

Using Quality of Service in Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

When building file systems in the cloud, one major advantage is that administrators are no longer constrained by the traditional large storage controller. This makes the entry point much lower, which means that they can provision individual file systems for each workload. However, customers may occasionally have to combine workloads into a central file system. […]

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Retrieving previous versions of S3 bucket policies

When dealing with applications or storage, it is often helpful to log previous policy configurations and have the ability to retrieve them. This can help you managed and troubleshoot configuration changes and comply with security regulations. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket policies are resource-based policies that you can use to grant access permissions […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Building a disaster recovery site on AWS for workloads on Microsoft Azure

Some enterprises run their IT operations using a multi-cloud environment, often for compliance, cost, or redundancy reasons. At times, these enterprises may be required to host a copy of their data, or even a full disaster recovery (DR) solution, on another cloud provider to provide an additional layer of protection. In this post, we show […]

Amazon S3 Glacier Storage Classes

How to restore archived Amazon EC2 backup recovery points from the Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes

This is the second post in a two-part series. In part one, we described a process to automatically archive Amazon EC2 backup recovery points from AWS Backup to an Amazon S3 bucket in one of the Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes. In this post, we describe the process to restore an archived EC2 backup recovery point from […]

Amazon S3 Glacier Storage Classes

How to archive Amazon EC2 backup recovery points to Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes

Centralizing and automating data protection helps you support your business continuity and regulatory compliance goals. Centralized data protection and enhanced visibility across backup operations can reduce the risks of disasters, improve business continuity, and simplify the auditing process. Many organizations have requirements to retain backups of their compute instances for a certain time based on […]

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The inside story on Mountpoint for Amazon S3, a high-performance open source file client

UPDATE (8/9/2023): Mountpoint for Amazon S3 is now generally available. For details, please read the What’s New post. Amazon S3 is the best place to build data lakes because of its durability, availability, scalability, and security. Hundreds of thousands of data lakes are built on S3, storing diverse sets of unstructured data for use in […]

Simplify and scale access management to shared datasets with cross-account Amazon S3 Access Points

In today’s interconnected and data centric world, businesses must have access to the right data for data-driven decision-making, ultimately driving better business results. Collecting all the relevant data takes time and capital as it requires setting up data ingestion pipelines, hiring analysts to validate and interpret the data, and incorporating data insights that influence important […]

Data migration and cost saving at scale with Amazon S3 File Gateway

Migrating data to the cloud requires experience with different data types and the ability to preserve source data structure and metadata attributes. Customers often have on-premises file data stored on traditional file servers, retaining original timestamp of data creation for varying reasons including data lifecycle management. Customers find it challenging to identify a path to […]

Figure 1: Multi-region FSx for NetApp ONTAP with SnapMirror replication for SQL Server DR

On-demand archival and retrieval of documents from Amazon WorkDocs to Amazon S3

Cloud storage of documents has seen rapid growth over the years as more and more customers and businesses move away from traditional physical storage. As the size and number of documents continue to grow, customers want to manage their documents and retain them using long term, durable, cost-effective document archives. Businesses such as medical research […]

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Automatically compress and archive satellite imagery for Amazon S3

Satellite imagery often comes as large, high-resolution files, and organizations that work with this data typically have high storage costs. Additionally, large imagery files can take time and resources when downloaded for use with machine learning (ML), data analytics tools, or manual analyst review. Using standard compression techniques lets us achieve reductions in file size […]