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How Amazon Photos uses Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering to significantly reduce storage costs

Amazon Photos provides unlimited photo storage and 5 GB of video storage to Amazon Prime members in eight marketplaces world-wide. Customers backup, relive, and share memories on Amazon Photos’ mobile, web, and desktop apps, and relive these memories on Amazon smart screen devices like Amazon Echo Show and Amazon Fire TV. Customers in the US […]

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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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S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Automatically archive and restore data with Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Customers of all sizes, in all industries, are using data lakes to transform data from a cost that must be managed, to a business asset. From time to time, data scientists and business analysts need to restore subsets of historical datasets for longitudinal studies, machine learning retraining, and more. However, users commonly write queries that don’t […]

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Amazon FSx for Lustre

Protecting your high-performance file systems with Amazon FSx for Lustre

As companies shift high-performance workloads toward cloud solutions, data storage and data protection go side-by-side. Many companies have both internal and external security rules and regulations they must adhere to when storing their data. Amazon FSx for Lustre offers fully managed, scalable file systems for fast-processing workloads, providing secure, shared access to your users. In […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Building a disaster recovery site on AWS for workloads on Google Cloud (Part 2)

One of the design principles to build reliable workloads is to test your recovery procedures. While this is a challenging task in traditional environments (i.e., on-premises), it’s much easier on the cloud because you can predict how your application fails and simulate a failure. You can then validate how your people, technology, and processes work […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Building a disaster recovery site on AWS for workloads on Google Cloud (Part 1)

Having a disaster recovery (DR) strategy is an essential part of business continuity and is an important part of designing your workload for resilience. Resilience means that your application, and its supporting infrastructure, always performs its intended functions correctly and consistently over time. In some cases, customers who host their primary workloads on the cloud […]

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Securely installing AWS Replication Agent using AWS Security Token Service

UPDATE (7/7/2022): We’ve revised this blog post to align with the latest AWS security best practices. We’ve removed the step of adding an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user, and replaced it with using an EC2 instance profile when the source server is an EC2 instance (the AWS Replication Agent also retrieves credentials automatically from […]

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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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Automatic tape deletion with AWS Storage Gateway

Virtual tapes offer a great replacement for cumbersome and expensive physical tapes and are ideal for hybrid workloads looking to take advantage of cloud scale and availability. Virtual tapes can already be less costly than physical tapes and offer more flexibility, less overhead, and better security, but you can save even more money through proper […]

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