Category: AWS Transfer Family
Data security is a particularly important topic for multi-tenant SaaS applications that handle customers’ sensitive data. How to securely segregate tenant data and how to provide data access to customers will vary depending on the SaaS solution’s architecture and its requirements. This post explores how SaaS vendors can build secure, scalable, and cost-effective data exchange mechanisms using SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) with AWS managed services like AWS Transfer Family.
The increased need to support large amounts of business data exchange, a stronger need for data governance, security, and compliance, and a proliferation of data sources has driven many companies to seek native solutions for Managed File Transfer and B2B file exchange. AWS Transfer Family Service Delivery Partners provide the expertise, proven success, and validated solutions that allow customers to move to a modernized, cloud-native MFT and B2B file exchange solution.
AWS Transfer Family provides SFTP, FTPS, and/or FTP access to Amazon S3 or Amazon Amazon EFS. It does that by providing a secure, highly available, and scalable server endpoint. You pay for the time this endpoint is enabled, and for data transfer (upload and download). Learn how this makes a multi-tenant setup where an endpoint is shared between different users (or applications), a more cost-efficient solution than having dedicated endpoints.
In the financial services domain, it’s a common architecture pattern to find shared services file servers that act as SFTP file server or FTP server. Because these financial applications are not always API driven, data exchange using flat files remains the standard way to share information between applications, even when some of them have been migrated to AWS. Learn how DXC Technology addressed migrating this type of server using AWS Transfer Family, Amazon S3, and Amazon EFS.