Four New Storage Services Aimed at Improving Data Management

AWS unveiled four new storage services and features at its re:Invent conference this week, all aimed at providing more choice, lowering costs, and assisting customers in better protecting their data.

The first option is a new Amazon S3 Glacier storage class geared towards offering milliseconds access to archived data. Customers can get the lowest-cost cloud storage for long-term data that isn’t frequently accessed but must be available immediately when needed with this storage class, according to AWS.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has also introduced a new Amazon FSx for OpenZFS service that makes it simple to migrate data from on-premises commodity file servicers to AWS without having to modify application code.

According to AWS, the new service eliminates the need for time-consuming qualifications and software changes. Up to 1 million IOPS with latencies of hundreds of microseconds are claimed by Amazon FSx for OpenZFS.

To address the expense of archiving snapshots, AWS has created a new Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive service, which provides a new storage tier that saves customers up to 75% on current Amazon EBS Snapshots costs. Customers may now migrate their snapshots to the EBS Snapshots Archive using a simple API.

To wrap things up, AWS Backup is also adding a new service to its arsenal of services: Amazon S3 and VMware workloads. Users may now replace their custom scripts they used to centrally manage backups of their complete applications with the help of AWS Backup support for S3.

Customers can now protect their VMware workloads running on-premises or in the VMware Cloud on AWS using AWS Backup, thanks to support for VMware workloads.

“Every company is a data-centric company now. The most crucial business decision that a company will make is where to keep their data,” AWS vice president of block and object storage Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec stated in a statement.

The World Bank, The New York Times and the Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN) were among the organizations that signed on to Google’s three-year contract with AWS.

According to AWS, the new storage services will give consumers more freedom in how they manage their storage. The new alternatives also aim to enhance data management and security capabilities.