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With the New Year upon us, we on the AWS Storage team wanted to share some of the AWS Storage Blog’s most popular posts of 2019. Since our first post welcomed you to the blog on March 25, 2019, we have made every effort to educate the AWS community, and the cloud community at large, on cloud storage at AWS. In doing so, we have published over 75 posts and counting, with content including excellent customer use cases, announcements, best practices, and more.

In this post, I will share the AWS Storage Blog’s most popular posts of 2019. This should give you the opportunity to check out some of the posts you missed that the rest of the AWS Storage community found valuable.

Most popular posts of 2019

We strive to publish content that is helpful and customer-focused, always open to feedback and comments from our readers. With that being said, here are our most popular posts of 2019:

1. Enable password authentication for AWS Transfer for SFTP using AWS Secrets Manager

Learn how to use password authentication with AWS Transfer for SFTP and dynamic role allocation for access to Amazon S3 by integrating with a custom identity data provider (IdP) – AWS Secrets Manager.

2. AWS Storage Day 2019

Our live blog on November 20, 2019, the first ever AWS Storage Day. Check out this blog to see how the day unfolded, with several significant AWS Storage launches being announced in a quick succession.

3. Migrating hundreds of TB of data to Amazon S3 with AWS DataSync

Autodesk has been an AWS Partner Network Advanced Technology partner for over 6 years. The company is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. In this post, learn how Autodesk used AWS DataSync to move large amounts of data in Amazon S3, and why they chose AWS DataSync over AWS Snowball alternatives.

4. Turbocharge Amazon S3 with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

In this post, learn how you can set up an in-memory cache using ElastiCache for Redis, along with best practices to be used with Amazon S3. You can also learn how to test the performance benefits of incorporating a cache for Amazon S3.

5. Free AWS Webinar | Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive: The Cheapest Storage in the Cloud

This blog post called attention to a free AWS webinar (look out for more of these in 2020) that informed attendees about how they could use Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive. At the time Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive was a relatively new storage class, and it remains the cheapest storage in the cloud.

6. Taking crash-consistent snapshots across multiple Amazon EBS volumes on an Amazon EC2 instance

Learn how you can use a one-click solution to take exact point-in-time backups across multiple EBS volumes attached to an EC2 instance. This post demonstrates how you can create crash-consistent snapshots across all the EBS volumes attached to an EC2 instance. Better yet, you can do this from the AWS Management Console or using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

7. Lift and shift migration of SFTP servers to AWS

After listening closely to our customers, we created a walkthrough for those eager to replace their existing SFTP server with a fully managed service backed by storage in the cloud. To do so without disrupting SFTP client users, AWS designed features to help “lift and shift” without requiring any changes to applications or workflows.

8. Protecting your data with AWS Backup | AWS Storage Blog

Before the launch of AWS Backup, customers had to separately schedule backups from native service consoles. This overhead was also present when there was a need to change backup schedules, or initiate a restore across multiple AWS services. AWS Backup solves this problem by providing customers with a single pane of glass to create and maintain backup schedules, perform restores, and monitor backup and restore jobs.

9. Monitor, review, and protect Amazon S3 buckets using Access Analyzer for S3

This post announced Access Analyzer for S3, a new feature that monitors your access policies, ensuring that the policies provide only the intended access to your S3 resources. Access Analyzer for S3 evaluates your bucket access policies and enables you to discover and swiftly remediate buckets with potentially unintended access.

10. Build a data lake on Amazon S3: Recent customer case studies | AWS Storage Blog

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is the largest and most performant object storage service for structured and unstructured data and the storage service of choice to build a data lake. Learn how some of our enterprise customers use data lakes to optimize their data storage.

Coming soon on the AWS Storage Blog…

Don’t forget to check back regularly in 2020 for all the latest on AWS Storage. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite post from 2019, or what you want to see more of in 2020!

Kareem Behairy

Kareem Behairy

Kareem Behairy is a storage product marketing manager at AWS. He enjoys sharing informative content on the AWS Storage Blog, and cultivating the AWS Storage community. Based in Seattle, Kareem is an avid sports fan who loves spending time on the basketball court and exploring nature.