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Automating shadow copies configuration on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

We often hear from customers that they love the self-service, fine-grained file restore capability of the shadow copies feature on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Filer Server (Amazon FSx). Our customers also relay to us the convenience of being able to schedule shadow copies on file systems using PowerShell commands. However, enabling Windows shadow […]

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Instant data sharing with Multi-Attach enabled Amazon EBS volumes

Mission-critical applications relying on highly performant and low latency access to data (such as business intelligence platforms) require resilient and highly available (HA) architecture. Implementing active-active and active-standby architectures with shared storage in cloud environments is now possible with introduction of EBS Multi-Attach enabled EBS volumes. Multi-Attach, coupled with Cluster Volume Manager (CVM), offers functionality […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server with Azure ADDS domain

Customers are using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server for a variety of use cases that need shared file storage that is accessible over the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, and that is integrated with Microsoft Active Directory. You can use Amazon FSx with any Microsoft Active Directory that is hosting your user identities, […]

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Amazon S3

Auditing Amazon S3 encryption methods for object uploads in real time

Encryption of data at rest is increasingly necessary for maintaining compliance and providing another layer of protection for data against unauthorized access. Amazon S3 offers multiple methods for server-side encryption (SSE) of new objects in your bucket. As not all encryption options are equal, customers often ask how to track and control the method of […]

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Using Okta with multi-factor authentication for AWS Transfer for SFTP

Enterprises often use SFTP to provide third parties like vendors, partners, or offsite laboratories access to their data lakes for things like uploads, downloads, or distributing data exports to clients. AWS Transfer Family provides a fully managed SFTP (now expanded to offer FTPS and FTP) service for Amazon S3. The service frees you from managing […]

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Deploying a LAMP-based multi-tier web application on AWS Snowball Edge

Imagine you are building an application at a remote location where you must process and make decisions based on locally generated data, say from surveillance cameras or from detection systems. If there is high network latency, you cannot run these applications in the cloud and process data in real time. Other times, you may be […]

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Access file shares on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server from a Linux environment

An increasing number of customers are looking to move their on-premises Network Attached Storage (NAS) to the cloud in order to benefit from cloud-based storage. Many of the same customers have mixed environments and use workstations with a combination of Windows and Linux operating systems. A common approach for employees using the Windows operating system […]

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Automating Amazon EBS volume resizing with AWS Step Functions and AWS Systems Manager

In active applications, it’s possible for an Amazon EC2 instance’s Amazon EBS volume utilization to reach provisioned capacity. Depending on the application in use, this creates the risk of a customer-impacting application outage when that provisioned capacity is exhausted. One solution is to design a failover mechanism into the application. However, this can be a […]

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Using AWS SFTP logical directories to build a simple data distribution service

We launched the AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) service in November of 2018, and it has since been adopted by many organizations to enable secure SFTP access to data hosted in Amazon S3. At AWS, we are continuously iterating on our services, and many of our customers have told us that they would like […]

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