AWS Storage Blog

Category: Advanced (300)

AWS Backup 2021 blog image

Application-consistent backup for Windows application on Amazon EC2 with AWS Backup

Many users rely on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes to run their business critical Microsoft Windows-based workloads on AWS. These critical applications often span across multiple EBS volumes attached to EC2 instances. To make sure of the integrity and recovery of such vital workloads, users […]

AWS DataSync

Transfer customer managed SSE-KMS encrypted objects across AWS accounts and Regions using AWS DataSync

Some organizations have requirements to manage their own data encryption keys, both in general and during data transfer processes. In addition, when considering data transfer solutions (not just for encrypted data), organizations must think about factors such as preventing unauthorized access during transfer and storage, transfer efficiency, data integrity, and monitoring mechanisms to make sure […]

Amazon S3 featured image 2023

Optimizing storage costs and query performance by compacting small objects

Applications produce log files that should be reliably stored for ad-hoc reporting, compliance, or auditing purposes. Over time, these collections of relatively small log files grow in volume and cost-effective storage and data management becomes crucial. Accessing the data in these files and querying them can also be useful for getting insight from the data. […]

AWS Transfer Family Featured Image

Architecting secure and compliant managed file transfers with AWS Transfer Family SFTP connectors and PGP encryption

Users in industries such as financial services and healthcare regularly exchange files with their external business partners containing sensitive and regulated datasets, such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and financial records. These file transfers often happen over the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) and encrypting files using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) before transfer is often […]

AWS Transfer Family Featured Image

Using Amazon Cognito as an identity provider with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon S3

In highly regulated industries, securely exchanging files business-to-business is a crucial business practice. When building out a Managed File Transfer (MFT) environment, it is common to consider using a third-party identity solution for authenticating users. This approach offers simplicity for businesses that already use an identity service, allowing them to maintain identities for a variety […]

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Achieve zero RPO for your SAP ASE (Sybase) databases with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Today, users working with SAP ASE databases are navigating the path of rehosting and refactoring to AWS. The catalyst for considering this transition is heightened due to several factors, such as the end of mainstream support announcements by SAP. Although the advantages and benefits of refactoring to open-source databases are compelling, it may require a […]

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Meeting record compliance requirements using SnapLock with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Financial services customers that are regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are required by regulations (17 CFR § 240.17a-4 and 17 CFR § 240.18a-6, or, briefly, “17a-4” and “18a-6”) to store their electronic books and records under certain protective measures. Both 17a-4 and 18a-6 require the ability to retrieve the original, unmodified […]

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Deploying Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using HashiCorp Terraform

Deploying and managing infrastructure with all the dependencies is a challenging task. Complexity easily multiplies when you add multiple environments to the equation. Manual infrastructure management leads to valuable time spent deploying the infrastructure rather than adding business value. This is assuming that the deployment is successful without any errors in the first attempt. Infrastructure-as-Code […]

Amazon S3 Object Lock

Maintaining object immutability by automatically extending Amazon S3 Object Lock retention periods

Protecting against accidental or malicious deletion is a key element of data protection. Immutability protects data in-place, preventing unintended changes or deletions. However, sometimes it isn’t clear for how long data should be made immutable. Users in this situation are looking for a solution that maintains short-term immutability, indefinitely. They want to make sure their […]

AWS Transfer Family Featured Image

Implementing least privilege access in an AWS Transfer Family workflow

Architecting secure data transfer workloads is critical for today’s businesses. Customers need to be sure that each end user can only access the minimally appropriate set of files and folders once authenticated to AWS Transfer Family. There are multiple Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles necessary when designing these authentication and access controls, and customers […]