The Amazon Transfer Family provides fully managed support for file transfers over SFTP, FTPS, and FTP directly into and out of Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS. Amazon helps you seamlessly migrate your file transfer workflows with Amazon Transfer for SFTP, Amazon Transfer for FTPS, and Amazon 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

We transparently operate and manage 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 Amazon Web Services China Regions.

Elastic resources

The Amazon 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 Amazon 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 Amazon Transfer Family service, you assure that your external users continue to have the correct, secure level of access to your data resources without disruption.

Data stored natively in Amazon Storage services

Store the files you exchange as objects in your Amazon S3 bucket or Amazon EFS file system so you can extract business insights faster. The key piece that makes this exchange possible is that Amazon Transfer Family stores your data natively in S3 or EFS, while preserving relevant file metadata. For example, with your files stored in Amazon S3, you can use Amazon Athena to query CSV files to analyze historical data. Similarly, with files in EFS, you can directly integrate your ERP system to access these files on arrival from your business partners.

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 Amazon management services

With the Amazon Transfer Family, you can use Amazon 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 Amazon Key Management Service (Amazon KMS), Amazon S3 server-side encryption, or Customer Managed Keys with Amazon EFS to control encryption at rest. Additionally, Amazon CloudTrail helps you meet compliance requirements with granular auditing of user and API activity.