AWS Storage Blog

How to easily replace physical tape-based backups with Tape Gateway

AWS has millions of active customers every month[1] and provides a wide array of cloud computing services to meet customers’ needs no matter where they are in their cloud adoption journey. As a member of the AWS Storage Gateway service team that builds hybrid cloud storage solutions for customers, I get to speak with many […]

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Automating Amazon EBS Volume-resizing with AWS Step Functions and AWS Systems Manager

In active applications, it’s possible for an Amazon EC2 instance’s Amazon EBS volume utilization to reach provisioned capacity. Depending on the application in use, this creates the risk of a customer-impacting application outage when that provisioned capacity is exhausted. One solution is to design a failover mechanism into the application. However, this can be a […]

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Simplify your AWS SFTP Structure with chroot and logical directories

UPDATE: The AWS CloudFormation template link provided in the “Try it for yourself” section was updated on 11/5/2020. Correspondingly, the blog post mentioned in the opening paragraph and shortly after the CloudFormation template as “my last blog post” has also been updated. In my last blog post, I showed how you can easily setup AWS […]

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Data Migration Best Practices with AWS Snowball Edge

AWS Snowball Edge enables petabyte-scale offline data migrations from on-premises storage (SAN, NAS, parallel file systems) or databases into Amazon S3. AWS Snowball Edge is part of the AWS Snow Family and the greater AWS portfolio of data transfer services that can be used for data migration. The AWS portfolio of data transfer services also […]

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Free AWS Toronto Summit | Oct 3, 2019 – Explore AWS Storage

Join us and come learn more about AWS storage services at the AWS Toronto Summit on October 3rd. This event is completely free to attendees. You will have the opportunity to hear from AWS experts on services, solutions, and architectures related to data migration, hybrid architectures, backup and archive, data lakes, and migrating block & […]

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Register for the free AWS Tech Talk – Amazon S3 Storage Classes and Management Tools

Sign-up to attend the AWS Tech Talk on September 24 at 9:00 AM – 10:00AM PT focused on Amazon S3 Storage Classes and Management Tools. As your data lake grows, it becomes increasingly important to manage objects at scale and optimize storage costs and resources. In this tech talk, AWS experts provide an overview of […]

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Maximizing Microsoft SQL Server Performance with Amazon EBS

AWS customers have been running mission-critical Windows workloads, like SQL Server, on AWS for more than 10 years. In this post, I discuss how to maximize SQL Server performance with Amazon EBS storage. Persistent block storage is a critical component of a relational database management system (RDBMS) and is ultimately responsible for the speed, security, […]

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Using AWS SFTP Logical Directories to Build a Simple Data Distribution Service

We launched the AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) service in November of 2018, and it has since been adopted by many organizations to enable secure SFTP access to data hosted in Amazon S3. At AWS, we are continuously iterating on our services, and many of our customers have told us that they would like […]

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Best Practices for Using Amazon EFS for Container Storage

Tens of thousands of companies are storing petabytes of data on Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), many of them using EFS to store data for containerized applications. Amazon EFS file systems can be attached to containers launched by both Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). Amazon EFS is a natural […]

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Save even more on scalable, cloud-native file storage with Amazon EFS

Last month, we shared some detail on how tens of thousands of customers are using the Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) Infrequent Access storage class (EFS IA) to easily and cost-effectively store their files natively in a fully managed, highly available and durable, elastic cloud file system. We announced on the AWS News blog that […]

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