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Amazon S3

Using job tags to manage permissions for Amazon S3 Batch Operations jobs

As organizations grow their use of AWS, they often find that a variety of teams and applications begin to use the data stored in Amazon S3. While customers love the agility benefits of this, they also seek to govern their data’s security, productivity, and cost. Earlier this year we announced support for job tags with […]

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Customer innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic

To call 2020 a challenging year would be a considerable understatement. The prolonged period of the pandemic has made a significant impact on our daily lives, creating a “new normal.” What used to be normal, connecting face-to-face to conduct business and socialize with friends and family, has turned even more digital. This was inevitable and […]

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re:Invent

AWS re:Invent recap: Choosing storage for on-premises file-based workloads

Back in 2016, we first launched File Gateway, a gateway type of the hybrid cloud storage service AWS Storage Gateway. At the time, I had at least one conversation daily (or so it seemed) about File Gateway or Amazon EFS being the right solution for NFS workloads. In 2016, File Gateway only supported NFS, and […]

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AWS re:Invent recap: Modernize your applications with Amazon EFS

Development teams are modernizing their applications by adopting containers, serverless, and microservices-based architectures. As containers are transient in nature, long-running applications can benefit from keeping state in durable file storage. At the same time, serverless computing enables you to be more agile while spending less time dealing with the security, scalability, and availability of your […]

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re:Invent

Automating copying encrypted Amazon EBS snapshots across AWS accounts

Many customers have disaster recovery (DR) best practices that require them to copy their Amazon EBS snapshots to an isolated account in a different Region and encrypt those snapshots with a different key. In doing so, customers are able to protect themselves from data loss if any number of disasters compromise their accounts. With Amazon […]

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re:Invent

AWS re:Invent recap: Break down data silos with a data lake on Amazon S3

When you have datasets in different places controlled by different groups, you are dealing with data silos, which inherently obscure data. In contrast, a data lake can serve as your central repository of data regardless of source or format. At re:Invent 2020-2021, we had the opportunity to present a session on building a data lake […]

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re:Invent

AWS Storage sessions at AWS re:Invent 2020-2021: Week 3

AWS re:Invent 2020-2021 kicked off in December 2020 as a free, multiple-week virtual conference (don’t forget to register), running from November 30 to December 18, 2020, and January 12 to January 14, 2021. While Las Vegas has been re:Invent’s home for years, we are excited to keep the re:Invent tradition going in this virtual format […]

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re:Invent

AWS re:Invent recap: Edge computing innovation with the AWS Snow Family

Ramesh Kumar, Senior Product Manager of the AWS Snow Family, just broadcasted his AWS re:Invent 2020-2021 session yesterday: “Edge computing innovation with AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge.” You can now watch Ramesh’s 30-minute edge session on-demand. In this blog, I discuss highlights from Ramesh’s session, including an overview of AWS services from the cloud […]

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re:Invent

AWS re:Invent recap: Accelerate your migration to Amazon S3

The need to migrate data securely, efficiently, and quickly to Amazon S3 from your on-premises data centers is not without its challenges. If the dataset is relatively small, there are many open source or free tools available to accomplish this task. But, as the proliferation of data continues to challenge IT professionals in nearly every […]

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re:Invent

AWS re:Invent recap: Best practices with Amazon S3

At AWS re:Invent 2020-2021, I was happy to present a session that first aired on December 3: Amazon S3 foundations: Best practices for Amazon S3. Amazon S3, including Amazon S3 Glacier, provides developers and IT teams with object storage that offers industry-leading scalability, durability, security, and performance. In the re:Invent session, we reviewed key features […]

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