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Amazon S3

Auto-sync files from Amazon WorkDocs to Amazon S3

Today, many customers use Amazon S3 as their primary storage service for various use cases, including data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, big data analytics, and more. Versatile, scalable, secure, and highly available worldwide, S3 serves as a cost-effective data storage foundation for countless application architectures. Often, customers want to exchange files and […]

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Securing your AWS Transfer Family SFTP and FTPS VPC public endpoints

Customers who use the AWS Transfer Family service are typically exchanging files with their business partners over an internet facing endpoint. In doing so, they need to secure these public endpoints so that they are only accessible to known IP addresses and secured against dictionary attacks and port scanners. We previously walked you through how the AWS […]

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Storage for I/O-intensive SQL Server using Amazon EBS io2 Block Express

If you’ve tried to optimize Amazon EBS performance for your SQL Server workload before, you may have come across this blog post from late 2019. Until December 2020, with SQL Server workloads that required more than 80,000 IOPS or 2,375 MB/s of throughput, your only high-performance option was an NVMe-powered Amazon EC2 instance store. These […]

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Amazon S3

Enforcing ownership of Amazon S3 objects in a multi-account environment

Today, Amazon S3 hosts over 100 trillion objects and regularly peaks at tens of millions of requests per second. As the set of use cases for S3 has expanded, our customers have asked us for new ways to regulate access to their mission-critical buckets and objects. For example, with a data lake hosted on Amazon […]

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Configuring your FTPS server behind a firewall or NAT with AWS Transfer Family

AWS customers sometimes host AWS Transfer Family endpoints in network address translation (NAT) architectures. One common reason to host the AWS Transfer endpoint behind a NAT is to protect the server with a firewall offered by an AWS Marketplace partner. With the SFTP protocols, there are generally no major issues with using NAT architectures and […]

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VMware Carbon Black cuts workload costs using Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

VMware Carbon Black is a leader in global cybersecurity specializing in endpoint detection, application control, and next-generation antivirus. They currently support over 8,000 customers using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to orchestrate containers in their microservice architecture and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) for their Amazon EKS data volumes. Using Amazon EBS gp2 volumes, […]

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Monitoring and reporting Amazon FSx user access events using Splunk

UPDATE 9/7/2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Monitoring end-user activity and access to data is core to any modern data security strategy. As customers migrate workloads to the cloud, logging end-user accesses of customer data is a key component of internal security policies and is required to meet […]

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Amazon S3

Manage and analyze your data at scale using Amazon S3 Inventory and Amazon Athena

Object storage gives you virtually unlimited scale, which helps you grow your business without being concerned with managing the infrastructure to support your data. Managing millions to billions of objects in Amazon S3 can be difficult, inefficient, and time consuming if you don’t take steps to automate the management of this data at scale. Data […]

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Amazon S3 Replication

A step-by-step guide to synchronize data between Amazon S3 buckets

The need for data synchronization in Amazon S3 comes up in a number of scenarios for customers – enabling a new geographic region for end users, migrating data between AWS accounts, or creating additional copies of data for disaster recovery (DR). In this post, we walk through the options available to S3 customers for migrating […]

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Using Okta as an identity provider with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon EFS

Earlier this year, AWS Transfer Family launched support for Amazon EFS. With this update, you can grant your end users access to files stored in Amazon EFS file systems using any of the protocols supported by Transfer Family. However, if you use Okta as the identity provider, there are additional considerations during setup. For example, […]

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