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Tag: Managing AWS Services

When it comes to developing a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your business, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. However, despite the many variables that go into forming a specific DR plan, almost any business will benefit from the geographic diversity offered through AWS cross-region disaster recovery.

In the following article, we’ll explain why AWS cross-region disaster recovery should be part of most DR plans, and highlight a few non-DR benefits related to cross-regional storage. We’ll also explain how CloudRanger can help save time and money by simplifying your company’s cross-regional backup and disaster recovery process.

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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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We are delighted to announce that you can now configure your AWS EC2 Auto Scaling Groups to operate on your chosen schedule using the CloudRanger platform. Previously, this functionality was only available through the AWS Application Programming Interface (API)Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS CloudFormation.

AWS EC2 Auto Scaling based on a schedule allows you to scale your application in response to predictable load changes. For example, if the traffic to your web application consistently increases on Wednesday, remains high on Thursday, and starts to decrease on Friday, you can use scheduled Auto Scaling to automatically increase capacity to match the predictable traffic patterns of your web application.

AWS EC2 Auto Scaling allows you to automatically scale your EC2 resources based on demand within certain parameters. CloudRanger Auto Scaling schedules allow you to adjust these parameters, in a fully automated way. The minimum, maximum and desired values of an Auto Scaling Group (ASG) are the boundaries to which your scaling is confined. We allow you to dynamically adjust these limits and in case of emergency, to perform a one-off adjustment to your ASG.

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We are delighted to release the CloudRanger Public REST API that customers and partners can use to integrate the CloudRanger platform with third-party applications and systems. Customers and managed service providers (MSPs) can use the CloudRanger API to manage customized backup policies and schedule server resources on AWS cloud.

Access to the CloudRanger Public REST API is controlled by your API key generated in the CloudRanger dashboard and token. This will allow you to manage your Amazon EBS, EC2, RDS and Redshift resources and backup policies across multiple AWS regions and accounts with ease.

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Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides its users with a flexible, highly customizable computing solution without the need to invest in costly on-site servers. And the product’s ability to quickly scale computing capacity up or down means that, if properly utilized, users only pay for what they actually need.  Not only can Amazon EC2 users easily start and stop instances on demand through the AWS console, but you can also use EC2 server scheduling to set the stop and start times of specific instances in advance, to reduce AWS costs. By some estimates, utilizing EC2 scheduling functionality to stop non-essential instances outside of office hours can reduce AWS costs by as much as 70 percent! Imagine how impressed your boss will be!

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