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Category: Management Tools

Amazon S3

Automate Amazon S3 versioning using AWS Config rules

Different enterprises and organizations have different data compliance requirements and regulations that they must adhere to for legal, security, safety, and best practice reasons. Historically, customers with data in Amazon S3 have manually performed remediation actions on non-compliant buckets. This includes writing and maintaining scripts running on regular intervals to check for non-compliant S3 buckets […]

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Automating copying encrypted Amazon EBS snapshots across AWS accounts

Many customers have disaster recovery (DR) best practices that require them to copy their Amazon EBS snapshots to an isolated account in a different Region and encrypt those snapshots with a different key. In doing so, customers are able to protect themselves from data loss if any number of disasters compromise their accounts. With Amazon […]

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Amazon S3

Building a central asset register with Amazon S3 Inventory

Many AWS customers store millions of objects in their Amazon S3 buckets, due to the scalability, durability, and performance that S3 provides. Customers compelled to build an information asset register for compliance reasons or wanting to identify thousands of objects to prepare a batch operation can rely on Amazon S3 Inventory. S3 Inventory is one of […]

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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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Best practices for setting up your AWS DataSync agent

AWS DataSync is an online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates copying large amounts of data between your on-premises environment and AWS Storage services. You can use DataSync to migrate active data to AWS, transfer data to the cloud for analysis and processing, archive data to free up on-premises storage capacity, or replicate […]

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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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Amazon S3

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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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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