Archiving in the Cloud Using Amazon Glacier

Amazon GalcierAWS has introduced a new offering called Amazon Glacier, an advanced, durable archive that changes the traditional manual way of archiving.

AWS Glacier follows the similar concept and is ideally suited when you need to store your data files/objects, collected over years, in a reliable place. In this presentation you will find some basics on how to get started with Amazon glacier including some important tips and best practices.

Using the AWS Storage Gateway

storage gatewayThe following presentation was created by Arun Sundaram, Product Manager AWS Storage. It highlights the benefits of using AWS Storage Gateway for bridging on-premises applications with AWS storage, maintaining existing performance while leveraging the AWS public cloud “endless”, durable and highly available Amazon S3 Storage.

Learn how AWS Storage Gateway can help with corporate file sharing, backups and disaster recovery.

Getting Started with EC2 Cloud Resources Backup

The cloud definitely marks a new era. Not only can we manage our resources in a flexible way and with no capital investment, but we can also enjoy the state-of-the-art infrastructure of large cloud providers, like AWS cloud. Specifically, when we use EC2 to compute endless resources, we know that in terms of the durability of our virtual servers, power supply, and storage, we can trust AWS to have the best of the best.

Getting Started with Amazon Glacier Part -1

Get Started with Amazon Galcier Part 1AWS S3 is one of the largest data storage solutions on internet, holding more than 1 trillion objects. It is highly reliable and provides scalable options for storing objects. AWS S3 is ideally suited when for frequent usage of data, e.g., uploading, sharing or accessing images, document files, static media, videos, and so on.  Along with CloudFront, S3 will provide low latency data.

Amazon DynamoDB Part III: MapReducin’ Logs

As a farewell to our DynamoDB Series, we’ll look at how DynamoDB relates to yet another trendy Amazon Web Service product, Elastic MapReduce, combining it with Hive and other AWS Services.

Why is the following infographic important? For one reason: To remind us that there’s not a single machine that is able to process a whole sample at once.

How to Archive/Restore AWS S3 Objects to/from Amazon Glacier Archive

How to Update the SSL Certificate of an AWS Elastic Load Balancer

The AWS Elastic Load Balancer functions as a gateway for all the traffic to your data servers. The SSL, additionally, is used to encrypt data in transit. In order to keep your data safe, it’s not enough just to encrypt data in transit. There are more considerations that need to be made to keep your Amazon environments safe. For now, let’s discuss how to update the SSL Certificate of an AWS ELB. At the end of this post, I will circle back to the security issues that need to be taken into consideration.

DynamoDB, And What Makes It Special, Part I: The Mapper Framework

Have you ever worked maintaining a Database? If you haven’t, let me tell you: It’s challenging. At least 80% of the time you’re planning how to meet demand by analyzing indexes, looking over every detail outside the database  – like networking, I/O Throughput, filesystems, backup strategies, coping with availability, then replication.

Not a lot of fun, if you ask me.

How to Set Access Control (IAM) for a Glacier Vault

An AWS account has full permission to perform all actions on the Amazon Glacier Vault that are part of the account. However, the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users don’t have any permission by default. You can control access by setting vault-level access policies using the AWS IAM service.

With AWS IAM you can create a policy for a specific user or group. This guide shows you how to set an access level policy for a vault.

Emind Systems Best Practice for Ultra Secure Deployment on Amazon Cloud

In this article I will introduce our in-house best practice for an ultra-secure application deployment on the AWS cloud. This best practice is based on Emind System’s experience in performing dozens of infrastructure projects based on the Amazon Web Services’ platform.

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