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S3 Security

How to audit an Amazon S3 bucket’s default encryption configuration at scale

Encrypting data at rest fulfills compliance and security standards while providing an extra layer of defense to protect against unauthorized access. As organizations scale, it is critical to develop standardize encryption to minimize the administrative burden of managing encryption keys. Organizations that lack encryption standardization may find themselves unable to access critical data when required. […]

Isima.io optimizes price performance for OLAP workloads using Amazon EBS

Isima.io, a unified analytics startup founded in 2016, aims to accelerate analytics outcomes for organizations. Isimia.io does this by combining multiple data management disciplines – including Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Extract-Transform-Load (ETL), Enterprise-Data-Warehouse (EDW), and Business Intelligence (BI) – into one hyper-converged system. IT teams can only win by building differentiated, agile data apps. The […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS using AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Disasters due to natural calamities, application failures, service failures, human errors, or ransomware cause downtime for business applications as well as data loss and revenue impact. To help prepare for potential outages, companies running VMware on-premises are increasingly incorporating VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) into their hybrid cloud strategy. Disaster recovery (DR) is also a vital […]

Monitoring Amazon EBS volume disruptions using Amazon EventBridge

A top priority for customers is to make sure that their applications are highly resilient and durable to meet their business goals. To make sure that applications are working and performing as expected, you can use monitoring tools such as Amazon CloudWatch metrics and events to track the health of your applications. Monitoring and alarming […]

Cost-optimizing Amazon EBS volumes using AWS Compute Optimizer

When I talk with customers about their block storage needs, I frequently get asked “How can I optimize my block storage costs?” The simple answer is through two ways. One is always using the latest storage technology available that provides the best price-performance ratio. Another is provisioning the correct storage configuration catered to your workloads. […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Synchronize Amazon EC2 instance tags and instance type with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery source servers

When performing disaster recovery, you recover your original systems and IT infrastructure to their original state at an alternate, available site. When you recover your servers, the recovered servers should match the original compute infrastructure to reduce the risk of underprovisioning or overprovisioning your recovery environment. This improves the likelihood that your recovery servers have […]

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 […]

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Automatically convert satellite imagery to Cloud-Optimized GeoTIFFs for hosting in Amazon S3

The sheer size of satellite imagery has long levied a heavy burden on client software seeking to render these images dynamically. Typically, customers must duplicate imagery from a central repository to their local computers. Downloading large images can take several minutes. When images are downloaded, processing speeds are also slow. The introduction of Cloud Optimized […]

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Enabling and validating additional checksums on existing objects in Amazon S3

Verifying data integrity during a data migration or data transfer is a data durability best practice that ensures your data is error-free and not corrupt as it reaches its destination. One way to verify the integrity of your data is through checksums, which you can basically think of as a digital fingerprint for data that […]

Amazon FSx for NetApp OnTAP

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 […]