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How encryption works in AWS Backup

Encryption is an essential data protection and security tool used to keep data safe and facilitate proper access management. Data managers use backups for data safety, redundancy, and compliance, and encryption is a powerful compliment to backups for thorough data protection. Customers in all industries use AWS Backup for centralized and automated data protection across […]

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Cost allocation and tracking for AWS centralized backups

With business growth often comes an increase in data-management operations and costs, including enterprises scaling data backup solutions to adequately serve their organizational requirements. Managing backup costs is critical to overall data-management costs, and backup managers often need granular information on the components that make up their backup bill, like knowing the backup spend for […]

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Backup and restore on-premises VMware virtual machines using AWS Backup

VMware virtual machines (VMs) can run in a number of environments, and whether they run on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment, one thing remains the same: backing up your virtual machines is an important step toward meeting business continuity and regulatory requirements. For VMware users, figuring out the best method of backing […]

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Using AWS Backup to protect Amazon Aurora databases

Many organizations use databases to support their most mission-critical applications. Having a comprehensive strategy to protect these databases is the underpinning to meeting business service level agreements (SLAs). An optimal strategy includes using both backups and replication to protect databases in the event of a natural disaster, human error, or cyber threat. Customers can use […]

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Protecting encrypted Amazon RDS instances with cross-account and cross-Region backups

Organizations are looking for solutions to protect their valuable data against ransomware attacks, natural disasters, and operational errors. Many of these organizations operate in regulated industries and must maintain data long-term to meet compliance obligations and business continuity goals. In AWS, customers can accomplish these goals by backing up mission-critical databases into centralized backup storage […]

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Automate and improve your security posture using AWS Backup and AWS PrivateLink

Enterprises set up their AWS environment preconfigured in-line with organizational security policies, compliance, and detective and preventive controls codified right from the beginning. Furthermore, enterprises want to access cloud-native services in a manner similar to how they have been consuming services in the past, from within their own secured networking environment according to their security […]

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5 ways to simplify backup plans using AWS Backup resource assignment rules

Prior to the announcement of new resource assignment capabilities in AWS Backup, customers could assign resources to a backup plan in two ways. They could either select a specific resource using its resource ID or define a specific selection tag, which helps the service identify resources to be backed up by the backup plan. While […]

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Automate and centrally manage data protection for Amazon S3 with AWS Backup

Customers globally, especially in regulated industries, require centralized protection and demonstrable compliance for their application data. Centralized data protection and enhanced visibility across backup operations can reduce the risks of costly disasters and accidents, improve business continuity, and simplify the auditing process. With AWS Backup for Amazon S3 now being generally available, you can centralize […]

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Manage backup and restore of Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) with AWS Backup

On November 8, 2021, AWS Backup announced support for Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) clusters, adding to the supported AWS services across compute, storage, and database. Many customers, especially in regulated industries, require centralized management of their data protection and compliance across different AWS services. With this launch, you can centrally manage and govern the […]

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Simplify auditing your data protection policies with AWS Backup Audit Manager

Have you had to prove to an auditor that you are protecting and retaining data adequately to meet regulatory or organizational requirements?  The audit process can be resource intense. To meet an auditor’s criteria, the burden of proof is on you to show that you had proper controls in place to protect and retain your […]

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