AWS Storage Blog

Category: Management Tools

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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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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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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Query Amazon S3 analytics data with Amazon Athena

I recently had a customer explain that they were aware of the benefits of various Amazon S3 storage classes, like S3 Standard, S3 Infrequent-Access, and S3 One-Zone Infrequent-Access, but they were not sure which tiers and lifecycle rules to apply to optimize their storage. This customer, and others like them, have multiple buckets and various […]

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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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Amazon CloudWatch Percentiles on Amazon S3 brings more precision to tracking application response time metrics

If you care about application response time, you’ll be interested in hearing about new Amazon CloudWatch support for percentiles on Amazon S3. Those responsible for the development and operation of applications understand there is a correlation between data response time and your customers’ experience with application responsiveness. For this reason, many organizations have established response […]

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S3 Security

Learn how to use two important Amazon S3 security-features: Block Public Access and S3 Object Lock

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) was AWS’ first Generally Available service when it launched on Pi Day in 2006, and in doing so created cloud storage. It quickly became one of the most important building blocks of AWS infrastructure. Today, S3 is used by millions of customers to store trillions of objects and many […]

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Using Okta as an identity provider with AWS Transfer for SFTP

AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) is a fully managed service that enables you to move file transfer workloads to AWS when they use the Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Enterprises and startups across a range of industries can use AWS SFTP without needing to modify applications or manage any SFTP servers. Data uploaded […]

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Monitor performance of Amazon FSx for Windows File Server with Amazon CloudWatch

Last year I co-authored a post with Helen Lin, Sr. Product Manager for Amazon CloudWatch, when we released Metric Math for Amazon CloudWatch. In that post we showed how easy it is to perform math analytics on your metrics to derive additional insights into the health and performance of your Amazon EFS file systems. Well, […]

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