Amazon announced AWS Backup yesterday. Backup provides a central interface to manage backup strategies for:
- Elastic Block Store
- Elastic File System
- Relational Database Server
- Storage Gateway volumes
Backed up data is securely stored in Amazon’s Simple Storage Service, and configurable to cycle into Glacier if you prefer.
Automating and verifying backups has been a common need on campus, and now it’s built in for free. I expect the service to incorporate additional services in the future.
Earlier this month Amazon announced a price reduction for Fargate. I’ve worked with a number of groups who weren’t sure how to balance convenience and costs. The new pricing is between 35% and 50% less expensive, depending on your configuration, which makes it more attractive to run your containers without any management of the underlying infrastructure.