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Tag: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

Automatically archive Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager

Customers use snapshots to capture a point-in-time copy of their data, which can be used to enable disaster recovery, migrate data across regions and accounts, and improve backup compliance. For enterprises using snapshots, it is a common requirement to keep snapshots (which are seldom accessed) for more than 90 days, for compliance purposes. However, the […]

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SAN: A million IOPs in AWS from Amazon FSx NetApp ONTAP

There are use cases where applications demand the highest IOPS and throughput to achieve strict service level requirements. You may have seen how it’s possible to leverage the immense horizontal storage scalability of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) into concentrated vertically scaled storage performance in my recent blog “SAN in the Cloud: Millions of IOPs […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Tracking AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery costs with AWS Cost Explorer and cost allocation tags

Organizing, forecasting, and understanding the costs of your disaster recovery (DR) solution is an important part of DR cost optimization and management. Without a breakdown of resource costs, these tasks can be challenging. Allocating tags to resources is a useful strategy to identify and group resources for cost estimation. However, this manual effort becomes more […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Optimize costs and speed up replication with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Maintaining application and data resilience can often be challenging. There is an ever-evolving risk landscape that includes ransomware attacks, natural disasters, user error, hardware faults, and more. Organizations understandably have a strong desire to ensure they can recover within appropriate timescales from an unforeseen disaster event that impacts their systems. In such cases, organizations seek […]

Choose the best Amazon EBS volume type for your self-managed database deployment

There are many reasons to choose AWS managed services for running a database in the cloud. However, there are times when a managed service may not be the right choice, and a self-managed database instance is best for your organization. Ultimately, when your organization makes that decision, selecting the right components for your self-managed database […]

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AWS Backup anomaly detection for Amazon EBS volumes

Protecting your data from cyberattacks and ransomware is a critical responsibility, and taking the necessary steps to detect anomalous activity at every level within your organization can help you keep your data as safe as possible. Data storage is an important area where you can and should deploy anomaly detection. To protect your storage, in […]

Amazon EBS

AWS STAC-M3™ benchmark results: Low-latency tick analytics made easy

Analyzing time-series data such as tick-by-tick quotes and trades is crucial to our financial services customers, specifically quantitative analysts, algorithm engineers, risk managers, and others handling various trading functions. From running global ticker plants to algorithm development, to risk management, these functions are critical to day-to-day business operations. With the increase in trading volume and […]

Amazon EBS

Addressing I/O latency when restoring Amazon EBS volumes from EBS Snapshots

From a storage volume perspective, latency is the time elapsed between sending an I/O request to a volume and receiving an acknowledgement from the volume that the I/O read or write is complete. Latency is a key measurement for applications which are sensitive to the round trip time (RTT) of I/O operation. An example of […]

Amazon S3

Allowing external users to securely and directly upload files to Amazon S3

Organizations are often required to store files, images, and other digital assets in a repository. In many cases, the source of these files are partners or individuals who are not connected to internal systems and requires corporate authentication in order to upload the files. Customers traditionally use servers to handle file uploads, which can use […]

Amazon EBS

How Cohesity uses Amazon EBS direct APIs to accelerate application backup and recovery times

When backing up applications, AWS Backup and Restore Partners seek methods that minimize complexity and reduce costs for their customers. Most backup applications protect Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes using EBS snapshots as a part of Amazon EC2 protection feature. For backups with long term retention, backup applications offer additional streaming backup capabilities that […]