Category: Amazon Web Services

As most Amazon Web Services (AWS) users probably know, one of the most popular features offered on the platform is the ability to take point-in-time snapshots of data stored in Amazon Elastic Block Store. This method, more commonly referred to as an EBS snapshot, makes it easy and efficient to save incremental changes to your data at the block level, and eliminates the need to regularly engage in a full-blown backup of your files. And by ignoring unchanged data, EBS snapshots minimize the amount of time required to create a backup, which also helps save users money.

However, one traditional downside of backing up data with EBS snapshots is the difficulty of searching for and retrieving individual files, which can often be a cumbersome, time-consuming process. This proved to be a major problem for users, especially for those working for an enterprise-level business with vast amounts of data. But thanks to CloudRanger’s new file-level search functionality, retrieving backups of the specific files you need whenever you need them is as easy as using a search engine.

In the following article, we’ll explain how CloudRanger’s new file-level search functionality works. We’ll also explore the benefits of this exciting new tool, and explain how fits into a larger AWS backup/disaster recovery plan.

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It’s no secret that businesses are abandoning traditional on-site data centers in favor of cloud-based platforms like Amazon Web Services. While there are numerous benefits to migrating data to the cloud, having an AWS data management strategy in place is essential for long-term success. After all, what’s the point of moving your data to AWS if you aren’t equipped to take full advantage of its costing-cutting, time-saving features? As the old adage goes, look before you leap.

In the following article, we’ll explore some of the benefits of choosing AWS over onsite hosting, and discuss a few of the necessary components needed for crafting a coherent AWS data management strategy. We’ll also explain how CloudRanger’s third-party dashboard can further simplify your business’s AWS experience, saving time and money in the process.

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Release Provides Over 4,000 Customers with Comprehensive Protection and Management Across Major Enterprise Data Sources–Including AWS Workloads

Druva, the global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the integration of Druva CloudRanger with the Druva Cloud Platform (DCP), the industry’s first and only Data Management-as-a-Service solution. The DCP unifies Druva’s product offerings and provides a single point of management that enables organizations to centrally protect, manage and gain visibility into their entire data footprint.

With the integration of Druva CloudRanger, Druva now provides a holistic end-to-end solution that builds a bridge between data management for traditional on-premises and modern cloud infrastructures. Enterprises can now centrally manage their entire data footprint without incurring the increased complexity and costs of additional administration and infrastructure.

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In this guest blog post, W. Curtis Preston (aka “ Mr Backup”) poses the question ‘Do you need to backup EC2 VMs?’. W. Curtis Preston is an expert in backup & recovery systems; a space he has been working in since 1993. He has written three books on the subject, Backup & Recovery, Using SANs and NAS, and Unix Backup & Recovery. As well as being the Chief Technical Architect at Druva, Mr. Preston is also an independent consultant and writer and has spoken at over 300 seminars and conferences around the world.

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