Welcome to AWS Storage Day 2022

We’re on the fourth yr of our annual AWS Storage Day! Do you bear in mind our first Storage Day 2019 and the next Storage Day 2020? I watched Storage Day 2021, which was streamed stay from downtown Seattle. We proceed to listen to from our prospects about how highly effective the Storage Day bulletins and academic periods had been. With this yr’s lineup, we purpose to share our insights on find out how to shield your knowledge 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 prospects wish to scale back and optimize storage prices, whereas constructing the cloud storage abilities they want for themselves and for his or her organizations. Moreover, our prospects need to shield their knowledge for resiliency and put their knowledge to work. On this weblog submit, one can find our insights and bulletins that handle all these wants and extra.

Let’s get into it…

Shield Your Knowledge
Knowledge safety has turn out to be an operational mannequin to ship the resiliency of purposes and the information they depend on. Organizations use the Nationwide Institute of Requirements and Know-how (NIST) cybersecurity framework and its Establish->Shield->Detect->Reply->Get better course of to strategy knowledge safety general. It’s mandatory to contemplate knowledge resiliency and restoration upfront within the Establish and Shield features, so there’s a plan in place for the later Reply and Get better features.

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

Amazon EBS
Amazon EBS scales quick for essentially the most demanding, high-performance workloads, and this is the reason our prospects belief Amazon EBS for essential purposes resembling SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. At present, Amazon EBS allows you to again up volumes at any time utilizing EBS Snapshots. Snapshots retain the information from all accomplished I/O operations, permitting you to revive the quantity to its actual state in the mean time earlier than backup.

A lot of our prospects use snapshots of their backup and catastrophe restoration plans. A typical use case for snapshots is to create a backup of a essential workload resembling a big database or file system. You possibly can select to create snapshots of every EBS quantity individually or select to create multi-volume snapshots of the EBS volumes connected to a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) occasion. Our prospects love the simplicity and peace of thoughts that comes with frequently backing up EBS volumes connected to a single EC2 occasion utilizing EBS multi-volume snapshots, and immediately we’re asserting a brand new function—crash constant snapshots for a subset of EBS volumes.

Beforehand, whenever you wished to create multi-volume snapshots of EBS volumes connected to a single Amazon EC2 occasion, in case you solely wished to incorporate some—however not all—connected EBS volumes, you needed to make a number of API calls to maintain solely the snapshots you wished. Now, you possibly can select specific volumes you need to exclude within the create-snapshots course of utilizing a single API name or by utilizing 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 Knowledge Lifecycle Supervisor insurance policies to automate the lifecycle of your multi-volume snapshots.

This function is now accessible to you at no extra value. To be taught extra, please go to the EBS Snapshots consumer information.

Put Your Knowledge to Work
We provide you with controls and instruments to get the best worth out of your knowledge—at an organizational stage all the way down to the person knowledge employee and scientist. Selections you make immediately could have a long-lasting affect in your potential to place your knowledge to work. Take into account your personal tempo of innovation and be sure to have a cloud supplier that will likely be there for you it doesn’t matter what the longer term brings. AWS Storage offers the perfect cloud on your conventional and trendy purposes. We assist knowledge lakes in AWS Storage, analytics, machine studying (ML), and streaming on prime of that knowledge, and we additionally make cloud advantages accessible on the edge.

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

This new service allows you to make dispersed knowledge units accessible to file-based purposes on AWS with a unified view and at excessive speeds with sub-millisecond latencies and as much as a whole lot 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 huge knowledge analytics.

Amazon File Cache will likely be typically accessible later this yr. In case you are inquisitive about studying extra about this service, please join extra info.

AWS Switch Household
Throughout Storage Day 2020, we introduced that prospects might deploy AWS Switch Household server endpoints in Amazon Digital Non-public Clouds (Amazon VPCs). AWS Switch Household helps our prospects simply handle and share knowledge with easy, safe, and scalable file transfers. With Switch Household, you possibly can 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 knowledge is natively accessible in AWS for processing, evaluation, and machine studying, in addition to for integrations with enterprise purposes operating on AWS.

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

With a deal with 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 Associate 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 hitch this system. Companions on this program meet a excessive bar, with deep technical data, expertise, and confirmed success in delivering Switch Household options to our prospects.

5 New AWS Storage Studying Badges
Earlier I talked about how our prospects wish to add the cloud storage abilities they want for themselves and for his or her organizations. At present, storage directors and practitioners don’t have a simple method of externally demonstrating their AWS storage data and abilities. Organizations in search of expert expertise additionally lack a simple method of validating these abilities for potential workers.

In February 2022, we introduced digital badges aligned to Studying Plans for Block Storage and Object Storage on AWS Talent Builder. Right now, we’re asserting five extra storage studying badges. Three of those digital badges align to the Talent Builder Studying Plans in English for File, Knowledge Safety & Catastrophe Restoration (DPDR), and Knowledge 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 be taught extra, please go to the AWS Studying Badges web page.

Nicely, That’s It!
As I’m positive you’ve picked up on the sample already, immediately’s bulletins targeted on steady innovation and AWS’s ongoing dedication to offering the cloud storage coaching that your groups are in search of. Better of all, this AWS coaching is free. These bulletins additionally targeted on simplifying your knowledge migration to the cloud, defending your knowledge, placing your knowledge to work, and cost-optimization.

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

We sit up for seeing you on Twitch!

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