AWS This Week

AWS This Week: AWS Storage Day wrap-up

Episode description

Nick Triantafillou is back with your AWS news! This week, we look at announcements coming out of the AWS Storage Day virtual event. We get a storage server to run ONTAP filesystems in the cloud with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, and Amazon Elastic Filesystem intelligent tiering to automatically optimize storage costs. Also, Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points launches, based on AWS Global Accelerator, you’ll get faster data set performance when replicated across multiple AWS regions.

Introduction (0:00)
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP now GA (0:49)
Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points launched (1:32)
Amazon Elastic Filesystem introduces intelligent tiering (2:37)

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Series description

Join our ACG hosts as they recap the most important developments in the AWS world from the past week. Keeping up with ever-changing world of cloud can be difficult, so let us do the hard work sifting through announcements to bring you the best of what's new with AWS This Week.

Hello, Cloud Gurus. Welcome back to another AWS this week, where we find out what goodies AWS have in store for us from the past seven days. This week, AWS hosted their third annual AWS storage day, a free virtual event hosted on their Twitch channel with lots of announcements, insights, and content related to AWS storage services. Let's check out the headlines. Amazon FSX for NetApp ontap is now generally available.

A new Amazon S3 feature called multi-region access points were launched and Amazon elastic file system introduces intelligent tiering. Stay tuned to find out all of the details. It's AWS This week with me, Nick triantafillou. [Inaudible]. Kicking it off this week, AWS have announced the general availability of Amazon FSX for NetApp ontap.

This is a storage server that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the very first time. If you've never heard of it before ontap is NetApp's file system technology that has traditionally powered on premises network attached storage, Amazon FSX for NetApp ONTAP provides all the popular features, performance and APIs of ONTAP file systems with the benefits of a fully managed AWS service. If you'd like to learn more, be sure to check out the link in the resources section below. Next up Amazon S3 multi-region access points have been launched. These accelerate performance by up to 60% when accessing data sets that are replicated across multiple AWS regions.

This service is based on AWS global accelerator, and it considers factors such as network congestion and the location of the requesting application to dynamically route your requests over the AWS network to the lowest latency copy of your data. This automatically takes advantage of AWS's global infrastructure While allowing you to maintain a simple architecture for your application. It also provides just a single end point for you to access your data. So you can build multi-region applications with the same architecture used for single region solutions. This is very cool. Applications running on premises can also access the multi-region access points via AWS privatelink And there's a new S3 management console experience to go along with it. Be sure to check it out. Finally, this week,

Amazon elastic file system has introduced intelligent tiering to automatically optimize storage costs. It's a new capability that makes it easy to save money across your shared file storage. Even when your access patterns change. It uses lifecycle management to monitor the access patterns of your workload. And it's designed to automatically transition files that aren't accessed for the duration of the life cycle policy to a cheaper storage class. This takes advantage of the cheaper tiers that can be up to 92% lower cost than EFS standard pricing. And if your patterns change,

the intelligence tiering is designed to move the files back to the performance optimized storage class for you too. So it's not just a one way thing and it's available right now in all AWS regions where EFS is available. All right. I hope you enjoyed that quick wrap-up of AWS storage day. I'll put another link in the resources to cover absolutely everything from the day and you can check out the AWS Twitch channel as well. All right. Thanks for watching keeping awesome cloud gurus and we'll see you next time.


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