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Category: Learning Levels

Monitoring your AWS SFTP environment

Organizations across the board use the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), also known as the Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol, to share files for their business needs. SFTP is a well-established protocol that allows for easy and secure movement of data between existing systems that may otherwise have trouble finding a common interface mechanism. […]

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Online Tech Talk March 24: Move to managed Windows file storage

Don’t miss our AWS Online Storage Tech Talk on March 24, where we cover migrating to managed Windows file storage. This Tech Talk is at 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM PT (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET). Companies running legacy workloads on Network Attached Storage (NAS) hardware are often burdened with complex management, difficulty in scaling, […]

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AWS Snowball device update – evolving at the edge

Since 2015, customers have used the AWS Snowball service to migrate large quantities of data to the AWS Cloud. Over time, the service has evolved and introduced new capabilities, including AWS Snowball Edge devices that feature on-board computing and increased storage capacity. The AWS Snow family continues to innovate to meet our customer’s needs. This includes […]

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Simplify your Microsoft SQL Server high availability deployments using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Customers have been running their Windows workloads on AWS for over a decade. Running business-critical applications often requires Microsoft SQL Server databases to be highly available. The high availability requirement demands that there are no single points of failure in the SQL Server deployment architecture. With a high availability setup, you have a cluster of […]

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Scheduling a secure data transfer using AWS DataSync

Customers looking to transfer data have traditionally developed their own in-house solutions or used open-source tools. In addition to that, they have also had to account for the security and integrity of their data transfer jobs. AWS DataSync addresses overhead costs and pain-points by providing a complete suite of data transfer solutions out of the […]

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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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Enable large-scale database migrations with AWS DMS and AWS Snowball

At some point in any database migration, the bandwidth of your network becomes a limiting factor. Without available high-speed internet links, it can take months to transfer large amounts of data. For example, 100 terabytes of data takes more than 100 days to transfer over a dedicated 100-Mbps connection. Many times, if you are in […]

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Querying data without servers or databases using Amazon S3 Select

In our time as Solutions Architects at AWS, we have supported all types of customers and use cases. We regularly hear the same feedback: instead of deploying and managing systems and infrastructure, customers want to reduce complexity and management overhead to instead focus on their core business. A source of complexity and overhead is the […]

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How Bristol Myers Squibb uses Amazon S3 and AWS Storage Gateway to manage scientific data

Bristol Myers Squibb develops and discovers innovative medicines to help treat, manage, and cure serious diseases. We use many AWS services to help us manage our scientific data, lab workflows, and large computations for analyzing molecular, cellular, and clinical datasets. Genomics and clinical data, generated in Bristol Myers Squibb labs, is growing at an exponential […]

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Windows home directories made easy with Amazon FSx

Managing file servers and Network Attached Storage (NAS) file systems, serving file shares and home directories, can result in significant administrative overhead and complexity. The file systems require patching and maintenance on a scheduled basis. When file systems are hosted on physical infrastructure, it can become even more time consuming and costly when scaling out […]

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