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AWS Transfer Family is a suite of fully managed file transfer services from Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides secure and scalable options for transferring files between on-premises data centers and the AWS Cloud, as well as between AWS regions. This blog will provide an overview of the different services available in the AWS Transfer Family and their use cases.

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Using AWS Transfer Family with Amazon S3

AWS Transfer Family enables the transfer of large amounts of data into and out of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). It supports several protocols, including FTP, SFTP, and FTPS, allowing you to choose the method that best fits your needs. To use AWS Transfer Family with S3, you first need to set up an S3 bucket to store your data. Then, you can create an AWS Transfer Family instance and configure it to use the S3 bucket for data transfer.


Once your AWS Transfer Family instance and S3 bucket are set up, you can start transferring data using the chosen protocol. For example, if you choose SFTP as the protocol, you can use an SFTP client like WinSCP, FileZilla or Cyberduck to connect to your AWS Transfer Family instance and transfer data to and from your S3 bucket. With the ability to transfer large amounts of data quickly and securely, AWS Transfer Family with S3 is an ideal solution for businesses that need to store and share large files, such as videos, images, and backups. Additionally, it is a cost-effective solution, as you only pay for the data transfer and storage you use.


The following architecture displays how WinSCP works with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon S3.




File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) file transfers to Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 instances



Transferring data from on-premises to AWS S3, which can be used as a backup and disaster recovery solution



Moving large amounts of data into AWS for big data analytics and machine learning workflows



Automating data transfer between AWS services, such as moving data from Amazon S3 to Amazon Redshift or Amazon RDS

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StarOne IT enables digital transformation for clients by leveraging a wide variety of AWS services. We provide end-to-end cloud consulting across all industry verticals. We have helped customers seamlessly migrate production critical workloads to the cloud, enabling secure access to sensitive data and providing optimized and cost-effective solutions.

Our team of experts will help innovate, design, and implement cloud solutions that help customers with an effective and smoother cloud adoption journey.

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