AWS Storage Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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Use AWS Backup and CI/CD tools to automate centralized backup across AWS services 

Automating and scaling your data protection and backup strategy helps you reduce manual overhead from time-consuming configuration, minimizes the risk for errors, provides visibility on drift detection, and enhances backup policy compliance across distributed AWS workloads or accounts. Incorporating backup in your disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity plan (BCP), along with the automation of […]

Amazon S3 Object Lambda

Modify images cached in Amazon CloudFront using Amazon S3 Object Lambda

Delivering optimized content is critical to a positive end user experience. As data access requirements evolve, the end user may need a transformed version of the original content. The transformations may include masking an image’s metadata, watermarking, or resizing an image before returning it to the user. The object should be stored in its original […]

Simplify and accelerate your data migration using AWS DataSync Discovery

Migrating your on-premises data to the cloud can be intimidating at first, particularly when you are working with large and complex storage systems. Estimating costs, understanding which data sets should be migrated for your applications, and knowing which cloud storage services to select, can require time and effort to determine on your own. On September […]

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How Jemena approached data migration using AWS DataSync and shared VPCs

Organizations starting their cloud migration journey must make several design choices about their AWS architecture. Some of these design choices relate to organizational structure, the number of AWS accounts, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) options, and other details. Depending on these upfront choices, the tooling and approach to migrate data from an on-premises system to AWS […]

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How to implement a centralized immutable backup solution with AWS Backup

Many organizations around the world, such as government agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofits, are required to maintain and securely store their data long term to comply with regulatory and business requirements. One way to fulfill such requirements is via a centralized immutable backup solution that creates and stores secure and immutable backups of their data […]

Amazon FSx for Lustre

Protecting your high-performance file systems with Amazon FSx for Lustre

As companies shift high-performance workloads toward cloud solutions, data storage and data protection go side-by-side. Many companies have both internal and external security rules and regulations they must adhere to when storing their data. Amazon FSx for Lustre offers fully managed, scalable file systems for fast-processing workloads, providing secure, shared access to your users. In […]

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Building a disaster recovery site on AWS for workloads on Google Cloud (Part 1)

Having a disaster recovery (DR) strategy is an essential part of business continuity and is an important part of designing your workload for resilience. Resilience means that your application, and its supporting infrastructure, always performs its intended functions correctly and consistently over time. In some cases, customers who host their primary workloads on the cloud […]

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Securely installing AWS Replication Agent using AWS Security Token Service

UPDATE (7/7/2022): We’ve revised this blog post to align with the latest AWS security best practices. We’ve removed the step of adding an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user, and replaced it with using an EC2 instance profile when the source server is an EC2 instance (the AWS Replication Agent also retrieves credentials automatically from […]

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Protecting encrypted Amazon RDS instances with cross-account and cross-Region backups

Organizations are looking for solutions to protect their valuable data against ransomware attacks, natural disasters, and operational errors. Many of these organizations operate in regulated industries and must maintain data long-term to meet compliance obligations and business continuity goals. In AWS, customers can accomplish these goals by backing up mission-critical databases into centralized backup storage […]

S3 Security

Reduce encryption costs by using Amazon S3 Bucket Keys on existing objects

As more organizations look to operate faster and at scale, they need ways to meet critical compliance requirements and improve data security. Encryption is a critical component of a defense in depth strategy, and when used correctly, can provide an additional layer of protection above basic access control. However, workloads that access millions or billions […]