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Tag: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

Monitoring and understanding Amazon EBS performance using Amazon CloudWatch

Storage and compute are the main pillars of many different types of applications, making them important to monitor and understand when optimizing or developing an application for peak performance. Amazon EBS is an easy-to-use, scalable, high-performance block-storage service designed for Amazon EC2. EBS is the main type of storage used by applications for high performance transaction-based […]

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Achieve higher database performance using Amazon EBS io2 Block Express volumes

I think it’s safe to say that every organization that runs its own IT environment has applications running on a database. Managing database servers is a critical job, as any performance hiccups on the database could affect many users and the workloads that they execute. Many enterprises see negative impact on the performance of their […]

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How to retain resource tags in AWS Backup restore jobs

AWS customers use tags to track ownership of resources, drive cost allocation processes, control access to resources via IAM policies, implement compliance programs, and support operational activities. AWS has provided customers with comprehensive tagging best practices to implement an effective tagging strategy. Customers operating in multi-account and multi-Region environments have global disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity management […]

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Storage for I/O-intensive SQL Server using Amazon EBS io2 Block Express

If you’ve tried to optimize Amazon EBS performance for your SQL Server workload before, you may have come across this blog post from late 2019. Until December 2020, with SQL Server workloads that required more than 80,000 IOPS or 2,375 MB/s of throughput, your only high-performance option was an NVMe-powered Amazon EC2 instance store. These […]

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VMware Carbon Black cuts workload costs using Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

VMware Carbon Black is a leader in global cybersecurity specializing in endpoint detection, application control, and next-generation antivirus. They currently support over 8,000 customers using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to orchestrate containers in their microservice architecture and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) for their Amazon EKS data volumes. Using Amazon EBS gp2 volumes, […]

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How Shaadi.com optimized compute costs using Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

Shaadi.com was founded in 1996 with one simple objective – to provide a superior matchmaking experience to Indian people around the world. Shaadi.com has over 3 million active profiles globally. As of today, Shaadi has helped 3.5 crore (35 million) people find their matches. Shaadi.com uses AWS to deploy its key products, including the matrimonial […]

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Building high-performance storage clusters with Veritas and Amazon EBS

Providing predictable storage performance for mission critical applications can be challenging. Doing so involves dealing with complex configurations in your storage systems to get the performance you need, such as by striping multiple disks or volumes together, or by investing in expensive storage hardware. None of these configurations are flexible, and it is hard to […]

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Automating Amazon EBS snapshot and AMI management using Amazon DLM

Many AWS customers frequently look for ways to lower operational costs and complexity of managing their backup operations. With Amazon EBS, you can create EBS snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs that are a convenient way to back up your block level data, regardless of where it resides. EBS snapshots are a block-level, point-in-time, incremental copies of […]

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How to simplify Microsoft SQL Server backup using AWS Backup and VSS

Backing up your valuable data is an inseparable part of running Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) Server workloads, due to the importance and value of data in today’s enterprises. SQL Server backup and restore operations can complexify as your number of databases grows and your recovery time and recovery point objectives approach zero. These factors make it […]

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Accelerating backups with Amazon EBS direct APIs and Commvault

As a critical part of data protection and disaster recovery (DR) readiness, backing up data is an integral part of data storage in the cloud or otherwise. AWS customers use Amazon EBS snapshots, which are point-in-time backups of EBS volumes, as part of their data protection strategy in the cloud, often as part of their […]

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