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Tag: AWS CloudFormation

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 is complex, challenging, and time-consuming. Customers want a centralized […]

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Automate online data transfers with AWS DataSync and AWS CloudFormation

Many of our customers are using AWS DataSync to quickly and securely transfer their data between on-premises storage and AWS Storage services, in addition to between AWS Storage services. Customers are using DataSync to migrate their data into AWS, archive cold data to reduce their on-premises storage footprint, replicate data for business continuity, or transfer data for […]

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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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Amazon S3

Building a central asset register with Amazon S3 Inventory

Many AWS customers store millions of objects in their Amazon S3 buckets, due to the scalability, durability, and performance that S3 provides. Customers compelled to build an information asset register for compliance reasons or wanting to identify thousands of objects to prepare a batch operation can rely on Amazon S3 Inventory. S3 Inventory is one of […]

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Automating shadow copies configuration on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

We often hear from customers that they love the self-service, fine-grained file restore capability of the shadow copies feature on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Filer Server (Amazon FSx). Our customers also relay to us the convenience of being able to schedule shadow copies on file systems using PowerShell commands. However, enabling Windows shadow […]

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Centralized cross-account management with Cross-Region copy using AWS Backup

Many organizations begin their cloud journey with a single AWS account and gradually expand their cloud presence into a multi-account environment for regulatory, compliance, security, or cost tracking purposes. Organizations often choose to deploy workloads and applications in multiple Regions on AWS Global Infrastructure for high availability, scalability, and performance. Building and operating in multi-account […]

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How Liberty Mutual uses AWS Transfer Family to manage financial data

Liberty Mutual is the sixth largest property and casualty insurer in the world based on 2019 gross written premium. We rank 77th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the US based on 2019 revenue, and as of December 31, 2019 we had $43.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue. As a part of […]

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Using Okta with multi-factor authentication for AWS Transfer for SFTP

Enterprises often use SFTP to provide third parties like vendors, partners, or offsite laboratories access to their data lakes for things like uploads, downloads, or distributing data exports to clients. AWS Transfer Family provides a fully managed SFTP (now expanded to offer FTPS and FTP) service for Amazon S3. The service frees you from managing […]

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Amazon S3

Querying data without servers or databases using Amazon S3 Select

In our time as Solutions Architects at AWS, we have supported all types of customers and use cases. We regularly hear the same feedback: instead of deploying and managing systems and infrastructure, customers want to reduce complexity and management overhead to instead focus on their core business. A source of complexity and overhead is the […]

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Amazon S3

Query Amazon S3 analytics data with Amazon Athena

I recently had a customer explain that they were aware of the benefits of various Amazon S3 storage classes, like S3 Standard, S3 Infrequent-Access, and S3 One-Zone Infrequent-Access, but they were not sure which tiers and lifecycle rules to apply to optimize their storage. This customer, and others like them, have multiple buckets and various […]

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