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Category: Technical How-to

AWS DataSync

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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Optimizing storage costs and query performance by compacting small objects

Applications produce log files that should be reliably stored for ad-hoc reporting, compliance, or auditing purposes. Over time, these collections of relatively small log files grow in volume and cost-effective storage and data management becomes crucial. Accessing the data in these files and querying them can also be useful for getting insight from the data. […]

A Pilot Light disaster recovery strategy for WordPress

In today’s digital ecosystem, maintaining an uninterrupted online presence and resilience is essential for businesses. WordPress platforms, whether e-commerce sites or news portals, must not only meet but exceed stringent Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) to maintain user trust, ensure continuity, and protect revenue. These SLAs, defining Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), […]

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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 […]

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Achieve zero RPO for your SAP ASE (Sybase) databases with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Today, users working with SAP ASE databases are navigating the path of rehosting and refactoring to AWS. The catalyst for considering this transition is heightened due to several factors, such as the end of mainstream support announcements by SAP. Although the advantages and benefits of refactoring to open-source databases are compelling, it may require a […]

S3 Security

Evaluating public and cross account access at scale with IAM Access Analyzer for Amazon S3

Note: This is a more in-depth follow-on post from our high-level, introductory blog on IAM Access Analyzer for S3. Organizations generate, use, and store more data today than ever before. With securing data a top priority, many enterprises focus on implementing the principle of least privilege access, or limiting users to the minimum necessary access […]

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Meeting record compliance requirements using SnapLock with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Financial services customers that are regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are required by regulations (17 CFR § 240.17a-4 and 17 CFR § 240.18a-6, or, briefly, “17a-4” and “18a-6”) to store their electronic books and records under certain protective measures. Both 17a-4 and 18a-6 require the ability to retrieve the original, unmodified […]

Amazon S3 LIfecycle

Snowflake streamlines data management and improves processing times using Amazon S3 Lifecycle

APN Partner Snowflake enables organizations to transform, integrate, and analyze their data. Running on AWS has helped them to keep up with a rapidly scaling customer base since 2012 (22% YoY total customer growth as of January 2024). With more customers comes more data, and efficient data management to manage operational overhead and cost is […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Protect Hyper-V workloads with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery (DR) is a critical process for any organization wanting to maintain business continuity in the event of a disaster such as flood, power failure, or ransomware attack. The DR strategy adopted by organizations is commonly driven by a trade-off between cost and the business impact of the time it takes for the workloads […]