The AWS Transfer Family provides fully managed support for file transfers over SFTP, FTPS, and FTP directly into and out of Amazon S3. AWS helps you seamlessly migrate your file transfer workflows with AWS Transfer for SFTP, AWS Transfer for FTPS, and AWS Transfer for FTP by integrating with existing authentication systems — so nothing changes for your customers, partners, and internal teams, or their applications.

Fully managed highly available infrastructure

AWS transparently operates and manages all of the compute, storage, and other infrastructure necessary to maintain high availability and performance for your endpoint. Your endpoint is designed to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You get full redundancy across multiple Availability Zones within an AWS Region.

Elastic resources

The AWS Transfer Family can meet the needs of your dynamic workloads with elastic compute infrastructure. Built-in autoscaling means that you never have to worry about provisioning additional resources if your data loads grow over time. You don't have to worry if workloads spike during certain hours of the day or days of the month.

Supports multiple user authentication methods

The AWS Transfer Family supports common user authentication systems, including Microsoft Active Directory and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Alternatively, you can also choose to store and manage users’ credentials directly within the service. By connecting your existing identity provider to the AWS Transfer Family service, you assure that your external users continue to have the correct, secure level of access to your data resources without disruption.

Automated conversion of files into native S3 objects

Store the files you exchange in an Amazon S3 data lake so you can extract business insights faster. The key piece that makes this exchange possible is the AWS Transfer Family’s conversion of files into objects, a process that preserves file metadata as object metadata. For example, with your files stored in Amazon S3, you can use Amazon Translate to make process documents more legible for international audiences. You can also use Amazon Comprehend to extract relationships and insights from text files, or you could even use Amazon Athena to query CSV files to analyze historical data.

Simple user experience

An intuitive user interface and API makes it simple for you to configure your SFTP, FTPS, or FTP endpoint and set up client access. For external users, the service supports commonly used SFTP clients such as WinSCP, FileZilla, and scripts. Users don’t have to change their behavior to continue sharing data with you in the cloud.

Familiar and comprehensive AWS management services

With the AWS Transfer Family, you can use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for security and identity management and Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring and event triggers to start post-upload processing. You can use AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) or Amazon S3 server-side encryption to control encryption at rest with the service. Additionally, AWS CloudTrail helps you meet compliance requirements with granular auditing of user and API activity.

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There are no upfront costs to use the AWS Transfer Family, and you pay only for the resources you use.

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