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Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Backup

January 28, 2019 / Chris Preimesberger

As surprising as it sounds, Amazon Web Services, which has offered cloud storage since 2006, hasn’t provided a fully managed backup service—until now. The Seattle-based mega-company has launched AWS Backup, an automated, centralized backup service that enables businesses to back up their data across the AWS network and on-premises more efficiently. AWS Backup gives enterprises a single point of control for configuring and auditing data stored in AWS resources and allows storage admins to automate backup scheduling, set retention policies and monitor recent backup activity in one place. It features support for block storage volumes, databases and most file systems. The app eliminates the need for users to create custom scripts or perform manual backup activities. With the AWS Management Console, users can create policies around backup frequency and data retention, AWS said.