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AWS’ 7 New Cloud Storage Products; NetApp, Oracle, Cloudflare Support

Mark Haranas

From the new AWS Mountpoint for Amazon S3 to expanding support for copying data to and from other clouds like Oracle and NetApp, here’s seven new AWS cloud storage offerings just launched.

Amazon Web Services has unleashed seven new cloud storage offerings and features to improve AI and ML workloads, data protection and resiliency, and new support for NetApp, Cloudfare and Oracle storage products.

Some of the biggest highlights include AWS Backup’s new air-gapped vault feature; Amazon CloudWatch injected into NetApp ONTAP; enhancements to Amazon FSx design to reducing computing costs; as well as the company’s brand new open-source Mountpoint offering for Amazon S3.

Additionally, AWS is expanding support for copying data to and from other clouds including Oracle, Wasabi, DigitalOcean and Cloudflare.

“When it comes to storage for AI/ML, data volumes are increasing at an unprecedented rate—exploding from terabytes to petabytes and even to exabytes,” said Veliswa Boya, senior developer advocate at AWS during the company’s recent AWS Storage Day 2023 virtual event. “Whether you’re just getting started with the cloud, planning to migrate applications to AWS, or already building applications on AWS, we have resources to help you protect your data and meet your business continuity objectives.”

AWS Backup’s New ‘Logically Air-Gapped Vault’

One of coolest new cloud storage launches from Amazon recently is for AWS Backup. Amazon’s backup service centralizes and automates data protection across 19 AWS services, hybrid workloads and third-party applications like VMware Cloud on AWS and SAP HANA.

Amazon just launched a new AWS Backup Vault that enables secure sharing of backups across accounts and organizations, supporting direct restore to help reduce recovery time from a data loss event.

“Logically air-gapped vault stores immutable backup copies that are locked by default, and isolated with encryption using AWS owned keys,” said AWS in a recent blog post.

The new air-gapped feature can enhance data security and defense against ransomware, as well as reduce the risk of unwanted data deletions, AWS touts. The vault can be shared for recovery with other accounts using AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM).

Click through to learn about the other six new cloud storage offerings, features and integrations AWS recently launched.


Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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