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AWS Unveils New Data Backup Service

January 17, 2019 / Linda Hardesty

Amazon Web Services announced AWS Backup, a centralized service for customers to back up their data across both AWS’ public cloud as well as their on-premises data centers. The company said enterprises are having to deal with data located in multiple services such as databases, block storage, object storage, and file systems. While all of these services in AWS provide backup capabilities, customers often create custom scripts to automate scheduling, enforce retention policies, and consolidate backup activity to better meet their business and regulatory compliance requirements. AWS Backup removes the need for custom scripts by providing a centralized place to manage backups. Using the AWS Management Console, customers can create a policy that defines how frequently backups are created and how long they are stored.