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Tag: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

Monitoring Amazon EBS volume failures using Amazon EventBridge

A top priority for customers is to make sure that their applications are highly resilient and durable to meet their business goals. To make sure that applications are working and performing as expected, you can use monitoring tools such as Amazon CloudWatch metrics and events to track the health of your applications. Monitoring and alarming […]

Cost-optimizing Amazon EBS volumes using AWS Compute Optimizer

When I talk with customers about their block storage needs, I frequently get asked “How can I optimize my block storage costs?” The simple answer is through two ways. One is always using the latest storage technology available that provides the best price-performance ratio. Another is provisioning the correct storage configuration catered to your workloads. […]

Prevent IOPS over-provisioning by monitoring striped Amazon EBS volumes within EC2 instance limits

Enterprises are always looking for ways to optimize storage performance to support their performance-intensive applications and workloads. One technique is data striping, which involves segmenting data across multiple storage volumes to aggregate maximum logical capacity and increase performance. The technique is useful for workloads that require high levels of input/output operations per second (IOPS) and/or […]

Simplify archiving Amazon EBS Snapshots and monitor progress using a live Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

Data protection is top of mind for our customers, and having a data backup strategy is critical to ensure compliance, disaster recovery readiness, and business continuity. As customers experience exponential business growth, their data storage needs grow as well, and data retention can become very costly. In order to meet compliance requirements for data retention […]

Protect your resources from unintended deletions through Rule Lock for Recycle Bin

Security and data protection are top-of-mind for AWS customers, especially when dealing with business-critical cloud resources. Customers want to protect their production data from accidental data loss as well as from emerging threats like ransomware, malicious insiders or account takeover attacks. On November 23rd, 2022, we added stronger controls to Recycle Bin through the Rule […]

Amazon EBS at re:Invent 2022: Protect data at rest, in transit, and in volume backups

Mission critical workloads need advanced data services for data protection. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) not only provides high-performance block-level storage volumes for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, but also offers comprehensive and consistent data protection capabilities designed to protect data on block storage. Customers have been using Amazon EBS for over a decade […]

Amazon EBS at re:Invent 2022: Balancing costs and getting the most out of your block storage

When I talk with customers, one of the most popular questions that I get asked is “What are the easiest ways I can get more out of what I’m provisioning on AWS?” In my role, I’m focused on Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), the storage powering Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and many managed services. […]

Amazon EBS at re:Invent 2022: Build data resiliency and highly available architectures

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a foundational service for almost anything customers do in AWS. It’s always a good idea to revisit your architecture to make sure it is scaling in a resilient way as you grow in AWS. With this in mind, we have several re:Invent sessions planned this year with a focus on […]

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 […]