Welcome to AWS Storage Day 2022


We’re on the fourth yr of our annual AWS Storage Day! Do you keep in mind our first Storage Day 2019 and the following Storage Day 2020? I watched Storage Day 2021, which was streamed stay from downtown Seattle. We proceed to listen to from our clients about how highly effective the Storage Day bulletins and academic classes had been. With this yr’s lineup, we goal to share our insights on the way to shield your information and put it to work. The free Storage Day 2022 digital occasion is going on now on the AWS Twitch channel. Tune in to listen to from specialists about new bulletins, management insights, and academic content material associated to the broad portfolio of AWS Storage companies.

Our clients wish to scale back and optimize storage prices, whereas constructing the cloud storage expertise they want for themselves and for his or her organizations. Moreover, our clients need to shield their information for resiliency and put their information to work. On this weblog submit, you can find our insights and bulletins that deal with all these wants and extra.

Let’s get into it…

Defend Your Information
Information safety has turn into an operational mannequin to ship the resiliency of purposes and the info they depend on. Organizations use the Nationwide Institute of Requirements and Know-how (NIST) cybersecurity framework and its Establish->Defend->Detect->Reply->Recuperate course of to method information safety general. It’s crucial to think about information resiliency and restoration upfront within the Establish and Defend features, so there’s a plan in place for the later Reply and Recuperate features.

AWS is making information resiliency, together with malware-type restoration, desk stakes for our clients. A lot of our clients use Amazon Elastic Block Retailer (Amazon EBS) for mission-critical purposes. If you happen to already use Amazon EBS and also you often again up EBS volumes utilizing EBS multi-volume snapshots, I’ve an announcement that you can find very thrilling.

Amazon EBS
Amazon EBS scales quick for probably the most demanding, high-performance workloads, and because of this our clients belief Amazon EBS for essential purposes similar to SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. Presently, Amazon EBS lets you again up volumes at any time utilizing EBS Snapshots. Snapshots retain the info from all accomplished I/O operations, permitting you to revive the amount to its precise state in the intervening time earlier than backup.

A lot of our clients use snapshots of their backup and catastrophe restoration plans. A standard use case for snapshots is to create a backup of a essential workload similar to a big database or file system. You’ll be able to select to create snapshots of every EBS quantity individually or select to create multi-volume snapshots of the EBS volumes hooked up to a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) occasion. Our clients love the simplicity and peace of thoughts that comes with often backing up EBS volumes hooked up to a single EC2 occasion utilizing EBS multi-volume snapshots, and right now we’re asserting a brand new function—crash constant snapshots for a subset of EBS volumes.

Beforehand, if you wished to create multi-volume snapshots of EBS volumes hooked up to a single Amazon EC2 occasion, in case you solely wished to incorporate some—however not all—hooked up EBS volumes, you needed to make a number of API calls to maintain solely the snapshots you wished. Now, you may select specific volumes you need to exclude within the create-snapshots course of utilizing a single API name or through the use of the Amazon EC2 console, leading to significant value financial savings. Crash constant snapshots for a subset of EBS volumes can also be supported by Amazon Information Lifecycle Supervisor insurance policies to automate the lifecycle of your multi-volume snapshots.

This function is now obtainable to you at no extra value. To study extra, please go to the EBS Snapshots person information.

Put Your Information to Work
We provide you with controls and instruments to get the best worth out of your information—at an organizational stage right down to the person information employee and scientist. Choices you make right now could have a long-lasting affect in your potential to place your information to work. Think about your personal tempo of innovation and ensure you have a cloud supplier that can be there for you it doesn’t matter what the long run brings. AWS Storage supplies the most effective cloud in your conventional and fashionable purposes. We help information lakes in AWS Storage, analytics, machine studying (ML), and streaming on high of that information, and we additionally make cloud advantages obtainable on the edge.

Amazon File Cache (Coming Quickly)
As we speak we’re additionally asserting Amazon File Cache, an upcoming new service on AWS that accelerates and simplifies hybrid cloud workloads. Amazon File Cache supplies a high-speed cache on AWS that makes it simpler so that you can course of file information, no matter the place the info is saved. Amazon File Cache serves as a brief, high-performance storage location in your information saved in on-premises file servers or in file methods or object shops in AWS.

This new service lets you make dispersed information units obtainable to file-based purposes on AWS with a unified view and at excessive speeds with sub-millisecond latencies and as much as tons of of GB/s of throughput. Amazon File Cache is designed to allow all kinds of cloud bursting workloads and hybrid workflows, starting from media rendering and transcoding, to digital design automation (EDA), to large information analytics.

Amazon File Cache can be usually obtainable later this yr. In case you are curious about studying extra about this service, please join extra info.

AWS Switch Household
Throughout Storage Day 2020, we introduced that clients may deploy AWS Switch Household server endpoints in Amazon Digital Personal Clouds (Amazon VPCs). AWS Switch Household helps our clients simply handle and share information with easy, safe, and scalable file transfers. With Switch Household, you may seamlessly migrate, automate, and monitor your file switch workflows into and out of Amazon S3 and Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) utilizing the SFTP, FTPS, and FTP protocols. Exchanged information is natively accessible in AWS for processing, evaluation, and machine studying, in addition to for integrations with enterprise purposes working on AWS.

On July twenty sixth of this yr, Switch Household launched help for the Applicability Assertion 2 (AS2) protocol. Clients throughout verticals similar to healthcare and life sciences, retail, monetary companies, and insurance coverage that depend on AS2 for exchanging business-critical information can now use AWS Switch Household’s extremely obtainable, scalable, and globally obtainable AS2 endpoints to extra cost-effectively and securely trade transactional information with their buying and selling companions.

With a concentrate on serving to you’re employed with companions of your selection, we’re excited to announce the AWS Switch Household Supply Program as a part of the AWS Accomplice Community (APN) Service Supply Program (SDP). Companions that ship cloud-native Managed File Switch (MFT) and business-to-business (B2B) file trade options utilizing AWS Switch Household are welcome to affix this system. Companions on this program meet a excessive bar, with deep technical information, expertise, and confirmed success in delivering Switch Household options to our clients.

5 New AWS Storage Studying Badges
Earlier I talked about how our clients wish to add the cloud storage expertise they want for themselves and for his or her organizations. Presently, storage directors and practitioners don’t have a straightforward manner of externally demonstrating their AWS storage information and expertise. Organizations looking for expert expertise additionally lack a straightforward manner of validating these expertise for potential workers.

In February 2022, we introduced digital badges aligned to Studying Plans for Block Storage and Object Storage on AWS Talent Builder. As we speak, we’re asserting five extra storage studying badges. Three of those digital badges align to the Talent Builder Studying Plans in English for File, Information Safety & Catastrophe Restoration (DPDR), and Information Migration. Two of those badges—Core and Technologist—are tiered badges which are awarded to people who earn a sequence of Studying Plan-related badges within the following development:

Image showing badge progression. To get the Storage Core badge users must first get Block, File, and Object badges. To get the Storage Technologist Badge users must first get the Core, Data Protection & Disaster Recovery, and Data Migration badges.

To study extra, please go to the AWS Studying Badges web page.

Nicely, That’s It!
As I’m certain you’ve picked up on the sample already, right now’s bulletins centered on steady innovation and AWS’s ongoing dedication to offering the cloud storage coaching that your groups are on the lookout for. Better of all, this AWS coaching is free. These bulletins additionally centered on simplifying your information migration to the cloud, defending your information, placing your information to work, and cost-optimization.

Now Be a part of Us On-line
Register totally free and be part of us for the AWS Storage Day 2022 digital occasion on the AWS channel on Twitch. The occasion can be stay from 9:00 AM Pacific Time (12:00 PM Japanese Time) on August 10. All classes can be obtainable on demand roughly 2 days after Storage Day.

We stay up for seeing you on Twitch!

– Veliswa x


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