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Centralized cross-account management with Cross-Region copy using AWS Backup

Many organizations begin their cloud journey with a single AWS account and gradually expand their cloud presence into a multi-account environment for regulatory, compliance, security, or cost tracking purposes. Organizations often choose to deploy workloads and applications in multiple Regions on AWS Global Infrastructure for high availability, scalability, and performance. Building and operating in multi-account […]

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Monitor your AWS DataSync migrations using Amazon CloudWatch

Customers who have a large on-premises footprint of storing special types of data, like images for medical bills, audio files for customer interactions, and scanned objects, often run out of on-premises storage capacity. This is exacerbated by perpetual increases in business demand to store and maintain these images and files. It quickly becomes operationally challenging […]

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Transferring Amazon S3 data from AWS Regions to AWS Regions in China

AWS customers with data located in multiple AWS Regions often ask about moving files from AWS Regions outside of China to the AWS China (Beijing) Region and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region to localize data within China for compliance, data center operations, and data storage requirements. To best serve customers in China and comply with […]

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How Liberty Mutual uses AWS Transfer Family to manage financial data

Liberty Mutual is the sixth largest property and casualty insurer in the world based on 2019 gross written premium. We rank 77th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the US based on 2019 revenue, and as of December 31, 2019 we had $43.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue. As a part of […]

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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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Making it even simpler to get started with Amazon EFS

Today, we launched a significant update to the Amazon EFS management console. In this post, I talk about some of the new capabilities in the console, what you can do with them, and how they make it even easier for you to create and manage your EFS resources. Console overview Our main focus with this […]

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AWS Storage Gateway provides simplified monitoring for File Gateway

Proactively monitoring your AWS Storage Gateway can keep you notified about performance issues and resource constraints if your workloads change over time. Monitoring can be used to indicate if you have network constraints, if the allocated cache storage is not sufficient, or if your root disk is not optimally handling increased workloads. In this post, […]

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Changing your Amazon S3 encryption from S3-Managed to AWS KMS

Customers who use Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) often take advantage of S3-Managed Encryption Keys (SSE-S3) for server-side object encryption (SSE). For many customers, the decision to use SSE-S3 meets their security requirements, as it protects their data at rest. However, for some other customers, SSE-S3 may have met their requirements initially, but their […]

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Encrypting existing Amazon S3 objects with the AWS CLI

Encryption of data at rest is increasingly required by industry protocols, government regulations, and internal organizational security standards. Encryption helps you protect your stored data against unauthorized access and other security risks. Amazon S3’s default encryption can be used to automate the encryption of new objects in your bucket, but default encryption does not change […]

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