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Amazon Web Services unveils fully-managed and centralized backup service

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AWS Backup

With a new backup service, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making it easier and faster for enterprises to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises.

Called AWS Backup, it is a fully-managed and centralized backup service that will help enterprises to easily meet regulatory backup compliance requirements.

Today, organizations are increasingly shifting their applications to cloud. The data is becoming distributed across distinct services, like databases, block storage, object storage, and file systems.

AWS Backup will allow enterprises to configure and audit the resources they backup using a single service. Whether the data is distributed in storage volumes, databases, or file systems, the new service will allow enterprises to audit and configure everything from a single place.

It will also automate backup scheduling, allow users to set retention policies, and monitor recent backups and restores in one place, AWS said.

“As the cloud has become the default choice for customers of all sizes, it has attracted two distinct types of builders. Some are tinkerers who want to tweak and fine tune the full range of AWS services into a desired architecture, and other builders are drawn to the same breadth and depth of functionality in AWS, but are willing to trade some of the service granularity to start at a higher abstraction layer, so they can build even faster,” said Bill Vass, VP of Storage, Automation, and Management Services, AWS.

“We designed AWS Backup for this second type of builder who has told us that they want one place to go for backups versus having to do it across multiple, individual services. Today, we are proud to make AWS Backup available with support for block storage volumes, databases, and file systems, and over time, we plan to support additional AWS services.”

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AWS has integrated the new service with Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and AWS Storage Gateway. The public cloud giant is planning to integrate more services in future.

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