How to Set Up SFTP on AWS

Virtualizationreview | January 23, 2020

Amazon offers its own file transfer service that doesn't support legacy FTP, but rather is based on a more modern variant known as Secure FTP or SFTP. Here, Brien Posey shows how, when enabled, this service allows users to transfer files directly to S3 cloud storage. Even though the IT industry is known for its rapid evolution, there are a few technologies that have a surprising degree of longevity. Take the old FTP (File Transfer Protocol) for example. I can vividly remember using the FTP protocol nearly 30 years ago, and yet even today some of the publishers that I write for require book manuscripts and the accompanying figures to be uploaded to their servers by way of FTP.

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Today’s retail customers and employees are cloud natives, demanding a progressive retail world, both online and in-store. Insufficient budgets and outdated infrastructure hinder IT’s ability to support a connected experience.

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Today’s retail customers and employees are cloud natives, demanding a progressive retail world, both online and in-store. Insufficient budgets and outdated infrastructure hinder IT’s ability to support a connected experience.

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ATSG | September 24, 2021

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XTREME-D | August 28, 2021

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