RESEARCH PAPER: Avoiding Needless Cost And Complexity For Amazon RDS Data Protection

Cloud architectures require data protection services designed from the ground up to meet the unique demands of the cloud environment. Using tools designed for on- premises workloads to address the unique needs of a cloud deployment can lead to unwanted (and often unexpected) cost and complexity.

There is a gap between data protection tools designed for the traditional data center and solutions that provide a fully integrated cloud-native experience across a range of cloud services. Nowhere is this gap more evident than with Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS).

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Table Of Contents:

  • Abstract
  • Cloud Is A Reality
  • Data Protection Challenges For Today’s IT Organization
  • Amazon RDS Snapshots
  • Clumio’s Cloud-Native Data Protection Services
  • Concluding Thoughts
  • Table 1: Essential Elements For Data Protection
  • Table 2: Stakeholder Challenges
  • Figure 1: Snapshots & Shapshot Managers Drive Cost & Complexity
  • Figure 2: Clumio Integrated Dashboard
  • Figure 3: Clumio Backup As A Service For AWS RDS
  • Figure 4: Granular Record Retrieval
  • Figure 5: Clumio Cost VS Snapshot-Based Approaches

Companies Cited:

  • Amazon
  • AWS
  • Clumio
  • Microsoft
  • VMware