AWS Storage Blog

Category: Technical How-to

Process AWS Storage Gateway file upload notifications with AWS CDK

For AWS Storage Day 2020, we published a blog discussing how customers use AWS Storage Gateway (specifically, File Gateway) to upload individual files to Amazon S3. For some customers, these files constitute a larger logical set of data that they should group for downstream processing. As mentioned in that blog, before the release of file […]

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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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Securing data in a virtual private cloud using Amazon S3 Access Points

Using a virtual private cloud (VPC) is common amongst enterprises looking to run scalable virtual networks in a private and completely customizable environment. This enables organizations to ensure security, isolation, and centralization for their virtual operations. AWS offers a VPC service in the form of Amazon VPC, a natural home for VPC users, given the […]

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Implementing a backup solution with AWS Storage Gateway

Backups are the insurance policy for our data. We hope to never use them, but if the time comes when we need them, they had better be there for us. At a high level, there are two different variations: local and offsite. A local backup can be as simple as copying data to another physical […]

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Securing AWS Transfer Family with AWS Web Application Firewall and Amazon API Gateway

AWS Transfer Family is a fully managed, serverless file transfer service for Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS. The service provides you with the flexibility to authenticate your file transfer client users using credentials stored in an identity provider (IdP) of your choice. You can achieve this by integrating an Amazon API Gateway endpoint backed by an AWS Lambda function that […]

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Secure data recovery with cross-account backup and Cross-Region copy using AWS Backup

There are many benefits to using more than one AWS account, including resource and operational isolation, disaster recovery (DR), security boundaries, and cost tracking. Having a multi-account strategy is critical to maintaining business continuity and achieving regulatory compliance. Protecting and securing business-critical data in the cloud can be complex, challenging, and time-consuming. Customers want a […]

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Clustered storage simplified: GFS2 on Amazon EBS Multi-Attach enabled volumes

One of the design patterns for high availability of mission critical applications is the use of shared storage. This architectural pattern enables you to access storage from multiple hosts simultaneously, making your applications resilient to node failures. Customers with demanding transaction processing systems, analytics workloads, or high performance computing clusters need highly available, high-performance storage […]

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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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Implementing sensor workflows using AWS Snowcone and AWS IoT Greengrass

In our first blog of this series, we covered using an IoT device to store the sensor data on an Amazon EC2 instance running on AWS Snowcone. That use case covered collecting data from sensors in locations such as a factory floor or a mine with austere network connectivity. There are other instances where you […]

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Video transcoding at the edge with AWS Snowcone

A customer doing video analysis in remote locations has the following problem: they must capture high-resolution video in the field and then transfer that data to a durable, highly available data store in the cloud for long-term storage. They also want to keep copies of video files in the remote location so that they can […]

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