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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 15:46

N2WS Expands Cost Optimization for Amazon Web Services with Amazon EC2 Resource Scheduling

  • Organizations can start, stop and hibernate groups of Amazon EC2 or Amazon RDS instances on-demand or based on a schedule using the new N2WS Resource Control.
  • New optimization for Amazon EBS snapshots extends costs savings to more than 60 percent for backups stored greater than two years.
  • Support for new AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region allows Public Sector organizations with cross-region disaster recovery.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – N2WS, a Veeam® company, and provider of cloud-native backup and recovery solutions for data and applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS), today announced the availability of N2WS Backup & Recovery 2.5 (v2.5), which introduces Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) resource management and control. Using the new N2WS Resource Control, organizations can lower costs by stopping or hibernating groups of Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS resources on-demand or automatically, based on a pre-determined schedule.

“A good portion of our internal AWS bill is dedicated to Amazon EC2 compute resources, as much as 60 percent every month. A lot of these resources are not being used all the time,” explains Uri Wolloch, CTO at N2WS. “Being able to simply power on or off groups of Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS resources with a simple mouse click is just like shutting the lights off when you leave the room or keeping your refrigerator door closed; it reduces waste and saves a huge amount of money if put into regular practice.”

N2WS Backup & Recovery v2.5 further optimizes the process for cycling Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots into the N2WS Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) repository, extending costs saving to more than 60% for backups stored greater than 2 years. N2WS v2.5 also supports two new AWS Regions: AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region and the new AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region.

For public sector organization leveraging the AWS GovCloud (US-East or US-West) Regions, N2WS v2.5 offers automated cross-region disaster recovery between the two AWS Regions. This allows AWS GovCloud (US) users to orchestrate near instant recovery and disaster recovery, while keeping data and workloads in approved data centers – ensuring that workloads remain available in the event of a regional issue.

New updates and enhancements now available as part of N2WS Backup & Recovery v2.5 include:

  • Management of data storage and server instances from one simple console using N2WS Resource Control
  • Optimization enhancements to Amazon S3 integration, saving even more when cycling snapshots into an Amazon S3 repository
  • Added support for new AWS Regions – AWS Europe (Stockholm) and AWS GovCloud (US-East) Regions with cross-region DR between AWS GovCloud US-West and AWS GovCloud US-East now available
  • Expanded range of APIs allowing you to configure alerts and recovery targets
  • Full support for all available APIs via a new CLI tool

For organizations leveraging the N2WS Amazon S3 repository, further compression and deduplication enhancements have pushed costs saving above 60% for data stored over longer terms. During simulations, monthly backups of an 8TB volume stored in the N2WS Amazon S3 repository for 2 years, costs 68% less than the same backups stored as native Amazon EBS snapshots. These enhancements help enterprises manage and significantly reduce cloud storage costs for backup data being retained for compliance reasons.

N2WS Backup & Recovery is an enterprise-class backup, recovery and disaster recovery solution only available on AWS Marketplace. N2WS Backup & Recovery version 2.5 is available for immediate use by visiting AWS Marketplace at: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00UIO8514.

About N2WS

N2W Software (N2WS), a Veeam® company, is a leading provider of enterprise-class backup, recovery and disaster recovery solutions for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS), and Amazon Redshift. Used by thousands of customers worldwide to backup hundreds of thousands of production servers, N2WS Backup & Recovery is a preferred backup solution for Fortune 500 companies, enterprise IT organizations and Managed Service Providers operating large-scale production environments on AWS. To learn more, visit www.n2ws.com.