Category: Amazon Web Services

The digital transformation is not just taking hold for businesses, but for Government Authorities too. With cloud computing becoming an essential tool for processing large datasets & scalable workloads it was clear that Government Agencies were limited in their capability to move to the cloud as it didn’t meet the stringent regulations they are held to; thus the business case for Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud took shape.

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The Amazon Web Services (AWS) shared responsibility model outlines the differentiation of Security ‘of’ the cloud with AWS and Security ‘in’ the Cloud with the customer. Workloads that are migrated or created in AWS are not implicitly protected with Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities. 

“Systems, sites, and networks can fail no matter where they are located or who is managing them. Mission-critical service availability and protection of corporate data are essential no matter where services reside.” 

“Cloud services are not based on traditional enterprise architectures and management. IT departments no longer have end-to-end control of the environment.”

    – Gartner report on DR implementation

Enterprises need to be prepared for failures to their cloud infrastructure due to user errors, malicious & insider threat, operational mishaps or site outages. In this blog, we will explain how with Druva CloudRanger you can keep your AWS data safe and easily recoverable from any region-specific or account-specific outage.

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With the exponential growth of data in recent years, we have seen that the necessity of data preservation is driving organizations to create new processes and procedures. At the same time, third-party vendors are developing new technologies that allow organizations to preserve data for eDiscovery, legal hold, governance and compliance purposes.

With legal hold, for example, you can preserve user backup data and avoid data deletion. Wikipedia describes this as:

A legal hold is a process that an organization uses to preserve all forms of potentially relevant information when litigation is pending or reasonably anticipated. 

In this process, Electronically Stored Information (ESI) to be collected and preserved can be broadly classified into:

  • Custodian data: email, personal storage on hardware devices or cloud accounts, social networking sites, tablets, smartphones
  • Non-Custodian data: databases, cloud storage, shared storage

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Amazon DynamoDB is a popular NoSQL database often evaluated amongst others like MongoDB and Cassandra. It is fully managed and a serverless database service. It is amongst the top AWS services used by customers for a wide variety of use cases. 

According to AWS, more than 100,000 AWS customers have chosen DynamoDB as their key-value and document database for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and other applications that need low-latency data access at any scale. Create a new table for your application and let DynamoDB handle the rest.

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CloudRanger is delighted to announce that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Competency status. This designation recognizes that CloudRanger provides proven technology to help customers successfully achieve their storage goals on AWS.

Achieving the AWS Storage Competency differentiates CloudRanger as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that possess deep domain expertise in one or more of the following core storage categories – Backup & Recovery, Primary Storage, Archive, or Business Continuance/Disaster Recovery (BCDR), having developed innovative technology and solutions that leverage AWS services. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

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