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Manage event ordering and duplicate events with Amazon S3 Event Notifications

Customers use data events to build applications to trigger and communicate between decoupled services. An event is a change in state of, or an update to, data. For certain applications, such as batch order processing or content management, customers may need to implement application logic to handle duplicate and out-of-order events. For these use cases, […]

Automate Amazon S3 File Gateway on Amazon EC2 with Terraform by HashiCorp

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) involves managing IT infrastructure through code and automation tools to reduce manual management prone to errors, slow scaling, and overhead. For organizations implementing a hybrid cloud infrastructure, automation can ensure uniformity, scalability, and cost reduction while getting cloud resources provisioned efficiently. Automated provisioning and configuration enable organizations to adapt, innovate, and […]

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Transferring data from Google Cloud Filestore to Amazon EFS using AWS DataSync

Organizations may need to transfer large numbers of files from one cloud provider to another for a variety of reasons like workload migration, disaster recovery, or a requirement to process data in other clouds. Data transfers typically require end-to-end encryption, the ability to detect changes, object validation, network throttling, monitoring, and cost optimization. Building a […]

Retaining Amazon EC2 AMI snapshots for compliance using Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive

Many organizations have the need to retain data for a number of years to comply with regulations or IT requirements. They move cold data to archive storage in the cloud to optimize storage costs while staying compliant. For example, Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a critical data resource that many customers want to retain long term to meet compliance. Until […]

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Getting visibility into storage usage in multi-tenant Amazon S3 buckets

SaaS providers with multi-tenant environments use cloud solutions to dynamically scale their workloads as customer demand increases. As their cloud footprint grows, having visibility into each end-customer’s storage consumption becomes important to distribute resources accordingly. An organization can use storage usage data per customer (tenant) to adjust its pricing model or better plan its budget. […]

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Consolidate and query Amazon S3 Inventory reports for Region-wide object-level visibility

Organizations around the world store billions of objects and files representing terabytes to petabytes of data. Data is often owned by different teams, departments, or business units, spanning multiple locations. As the amount of datastores, locations, and owners grow, you need a way to cost-effectively maintain visibility on important characteristics of your data, including based […]

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Migrate compute from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to AWS using AWS Application Migration Service

Customers using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) might explore the option of spreading or transitioning their cloud usage away from GCP to alternative providers for various reasons, including cost evaluations, data centralization, or changes in business requirements. Regardless of the motivating factors, adopting effective migration solutions can lead to time and cost savings while reducing downtime. […]

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Cross-region disaster recovery with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Data protection is a top priority for our customers. Your disaster recovery (DR) strategy might require you to continuously replicate your data across multiple geographic regions to mitigate against natural disasters such as earthquakes or technical disasters that may affect a particular geographic region. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, which provides fully managed shared storage […]

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Identify cold objects for archiving to Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes

Update (02/13/2024): Consider Amazon S3 Lifecycle transition fees that are charged based on the total number of objects being transitioned, the destination storage class (listed on the Amazon S3 pricing page), as well as the additional metadata charges applied. You can use the S3 pricing calculator to estimate the total upfront and monthly costs by […]

How Orca Security efficiently shares encrypted Amazon EBS Snapshots

Orca Security, an AWS Partner, is an independent cybersecurity software provider whose agent-less cloud security environment is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. Orca makes cloud security simple for enterprises moving to and scaling with AWS with its patented SideScanning™ technology and Unified Data Model. Orca’s customers use Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes […]