AWS Best Practices – Managing Cloud Resident Data in AWS


The DevOps team had called the CIO and were complaining that they were not getting copies of their Oracle database for testing in a timely manner.

 

To make matters worse, somebody mistakenly dropped a table in a MS SQL database which brought down a critical application. The DR team were relying on EBS snapshots stored in S3 for recovery, but the restoration times were far longer than expected for a 9TB MS-SQL database.

The security team was complaining to the CIO because both production and DR data copies are stored in the same AWS account.  The use of one account creates a significant security risk, and so they were demanding that DR data be moved to a separate account from production. Read more about the case study here:

https://www.actifio.com/company/blog/post/aws-best-practices-managing-cloud-resident-data-in-aws/#sthash.PZmuIfby.dpbs