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Category: AWS CloudFormation

Amazon S3

Managing resources effectively on Amazon S3 using AWS CloudFormation

Effectively storing and managing data has become a critical factor to many organizations’ success – and the amount of data stored, analyzed, and moved continues to increase rapidly. Many organizations use Amazon S3 for simply storing their data in its native format, a benefit of object storage in S3 buckets. Often times, that data in […]

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Infor’s journey to fully managed SMB storage

Storage is a strategic component of the enterprise business cloud software products we build at Infor. Scaling up storage and integrating a storage solution with existing applications can be challenging. At Infor, we searched for shared SMB file storage in the cloud to reduce operational management, increase scalability, and lower costs. These factors, critical to […]

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Amazon S3

Setting up cross-account Amazon S3 access with S3 Access Points

Customers have told us that they are often required to grant external users or users from other accounts within their organization access to certain Amazon S3 buckets. At times, this access may need to be more granular, such as granting access to only certain prefixes. Historically, if you needed to grant permission to the bucket to another […]

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Automate online data transfers with AWS DataSync and AWS CloudFormation

Many of our customers are using AWS DataSync to quickly and securely transfer their data between on-premises storage and AWS Storage services, in addition to between AWS Storage services. Customers are using DataSync to migrate their data into AWS, archive cold data to reduce their on-premises storage footprint, replicate data for business continuity, or transfer data for […]

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Post-process your transferred data with file-level logging in AWS DataSync

AWS DataSync is an online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates moving data between on-premises storage systems and AWS Storage services, as well as between AWS Storage services. Customers use DataSync for a number of use cases, including migrating active datasets to AWS, archiving data to free up on-premises storage capacity, replicating data […]

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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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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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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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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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