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Category: Migration & Transfer Services

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Transferring data in Amazon S3 between AWS GovCloud (US) Regions and commercial AWS Regions using AWS DataSync

AWS users who need to comply with the most stringent US government security and compliance requirements operate their workloads in AWS GovCloud (US), which is architected as a separate partition providing network and identity isolation. A common use case for AWS GovCloud (US) users is to operate in both AWS GovCloud (US) Regions and commercial AWS Regions, such as […]

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Transfer customer managed SSE-KMS encrypted objects across AWS accounts and Regions using AWS DataSync

Some organizations have requirements to manage their own data encryption keys, both in general and during data transfer processes. In addition, when considering data transfer solutions (not just for encrypted data), organizations must think about factors such as preventing unauthorized access during transfer and storage, transfer efficiency, data integrity, and monitoring mechanisms to make sure […]

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Architecting secure and compliant managed file transfers with AWS Transfer Family SFTP connectors and PGP encryption

Users in industries such as financial services and healthcare regularly exchange files with their external business partners containing sensitive and regulated datasets, such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and financial records. These file transfers often happen over the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) and encrypting files using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) before transfer is often […]

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Using Amazon Cognito as an identity provider with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon S3

In highly regulated industries, securely exchanging files business-to-business is a crucial business practice. When building out a Managed File Transfer (MFT) environment, it is common to consider using a third-party identity solution for authenticating users. This approach offers simplicity for businesses that already use an identity service, allowing them to maintain identities for a variety […]

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Implementing least privilege access in an AWS Transfer Family workflow

Architecting secure data transfer workloads is critical for today’s businesses. Customers need to be sure that each end user can only access the minimally appropriate set of files and folders once authenticated to AWS Transfer Family. There are multiple Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles necessary when designing these authentication and access controls, and customers […]

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Replicate objects Using AWS DataSync with Amazon S3 compatible storage on Snowball Edge

Users have successfully leveraged Amazon Web Services (AWS) Snow Family to transfer petabytes of data between on premises and AWS Regions since its launch in 2015 with the AWS Snowball device. Increasingly, users are not just migrating data with the AWS Snow Family but now are using AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices to host […]

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Migrating Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage to Amazon S3 using AWS DataSync

Users face challenges in their digital transformation journey involving the migration of data across various platforms, on-premises file systems, and other cloud services. When using other cloud providers, scenarios arise where the seamless transfer of data becomes essential. Whether executing a one-time data transfer or integrating it into a scheduled workflow, minimizing business downtime is […]

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Implementing AWS DataSync with hundreds of millions of objects

Moving large volumes of data across your hybrid cloud environments can seem like a daunting task, especially when dealing with a litany of requirements that arise when working within the technical limits of network, storage, compute, and operating system layers, both on-premises and in the cloud. Users face additional challenges when balancing their Recovery Time […]

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Automate data synchronization between AWS Outposts racks and Amazon S3 with AWS DataSync

Many organizations generate large quantities of data locally, including digital imagery, sensor data, and more. Customers require local compute and storage to ingest and enable real-time predications based on their data, and often preprocess this data locally before transferring to the cloud to unlock additional business value such analysis, reporting, and archiving. Automating transfers to […]

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Implement multi-factor authentication based managed file transfer using AWS Transfer Family and AWS Secrets Manager

Highly regulated industries, such as finance, healthcare and government, need to exchange business to business files securely. Common protocols like SFTP provide a broadly-supported, standard method for moving files securely across public networks. For some customers, compliance requirements drive a higher bar for their SFTP authentication. To meet more stringent compliance requirements, aside from controlling […]