The portfolio of AWS storage products offers a multitude of options for each and every usage scenario. Navigating through them may prove troublesome for inexperienced users, as each storage class is crammed with many specificities that have to be considered. In this article we set out to clarify the use-cases of the following AWS storage classes: Amazon EBS, EFS, S3, and Glacier. Continue reading →
Moving Amazon EC2 instance to another Availability Zone, VPC or AWS Region may result in a headache for administrators, who think that it is a must to stop the existing and brand a new instance each time. If it’s a production instance, the interruption disrupts the working process and leads to the significant money/time losses. So, do you really have to migrate all data manually?
The answer is “no”, if you know how to properly use AWS native tools. In this article we explain how to easily move working Amazon EC2 instance to different Availability Zone, VPC or AWS Region.
If you look for a cloud VM infrastructure, there are 3 biggest cloud systems available: Amazon Elastic Cloud 2, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft AzureVirtual Machines. Since it’s still hard to choose the right one, we are going to explain key differences to make the choice easier. Continue reading →
Reaching a capacity limit in Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)? Need more IOPS for an app or web-service? Due to its design Amazon EBS doesn’t allow to scale the volume size dynamically or extend volume IOPS. If a user needs more space, he has to buy another Amazon EBS volume and then spend hours to backup data from the original volume, verify its consistency and then restore on the new one.
This article is a step-by-step guide on how to use AWS built-in features to easily resize the Amazon EBS volume. Continue reading →
Disaster Recovery is all about protecting data from loss and providing business continuity. Traditional backup-and-restore approach assumes the data to be uploaded off-site and downloaded back during the recovery when the infrastructure is reconstructed. “Physical to Virtual” is a disaster recovery scenario that allows to quickly roll out a copy of your current environment in the cloud.
From this article you will learn how to implement a P2V disaster recovery scenario by using Amazon EC2, Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and CloudBerry Backup to speed up the process. Continue reading →
In this article we will describe the use case for AWS Lambda that allows you to manage your Amazon EC2 instances in a more intelligent way and save some money.
Before we begin
In case you’re using Amazon Web Services to run a development or testing environment in addition to your high-availability production instances, you can benefit from using only what you need and when you need it. Why should you pay for an instance running for 24 hours when you need it during 8 business hours only.
One of the options is to manually monitor your environment and shut down instances that aren't used, but it's better to automate the process. You can use AWS Lambda combined with proper resource tagging to achieve that. Here is how.
CloudBerry Backup 4.5 comes with a set of new remarkable features and enhancements such as the ability to backup and restore NTFS permissions, perform server restore on Amazon EC2 and clear the Archive Bit attribute of the files during the backup. Continue reading →