The exponential growth of data worldwide has made managing backups more difficult than ever before. With traditional methods such as tape libraries and secondary sites falling behind, many organizations are extending backup targets to the cloud. While the cloud offers better scalability, building cloud-enabled backup solutions requires careful consideration of existing IT investments, recovery objectives, and available resources.
This is where Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help. We offer the most storage services, data-transfer methods, and networking options to build solutions that protect your data with unmatched durability and security.
Benefits of backing up to the AWS Cloud
Data durability Protect backups with 99.999999999% data durability. Copies of all data uploaded to Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier are created and stored across at least three devices in a single AWS Region. Even when following best practices, on-premises capabilities cannot match AWS’ durability due to our global scale and security.
Flexibility & scalability Scale up your backup resources in minutes as data requirements change. With AWS, you no longer need to wait weeks to months to procure tapes, disks, and other IT resources to increase your storage infrastructure. This ability to scale on demand can improve operational flexibility, innovation, and business agility.
Cost efficiencies Spend efficiently with pay-as-you-go pricing, cost-management tools, data lifecycle policies, and the EFS and S3 Storage Classes, including EFS Infrequent Access, S3 Standard-Infrequent Access, S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access, S3 Glacier, and S3 Glacier Deep Archive. With these capabilities, you can cost-effectively protect data in the cloud without sacrificing performance. Sending backups to AWS can be the first step in reducing the total cost of ownership and your data center footprint.
Backup for all data types Back up all data types with AWS. Our storage services for objects (Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier), files (Amazon Elastic File System), and blocks (Amazon Elastic Block Storage) support industry-leading scalability, availability, durability, and security so your backups are protected and available when needed. Learn more » Security & compliance Protect backups with a data center and network architecture built for the most security-sensitive organizations. Manage access, detect irregular activity, encrypt data, and perform audits with AWS Security services. AWS also maintains compliance programs to help you meet all of your regulatory requirements. Data-transfer methods Work with AWS to optimize data transfers over the Internet (Amazon Direct Connect and S3 Transfer Acceleration), move petabytes to exabytes of data offline (AWS Snowball, AWS Snowmobile, and AWS Snowball Edge), and deploy AWS Storage Gateway to connect on-premises operations to AWS.