Deploy Managed File Transfer on AWS

To align with your digital transformation strategy and security requirements, you can deploy Thru in your self-managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. You can use your current instance of AWS or set up a new one.

Minimum Requirements

  • Load balancer: Preferably a web application firewall (WAF)
  • Application servers: t2.xlarge (4 vCPU and 16GiB memory) recommended
    • At least 200 GB OS drive (C:)
    • 1 TB Cache Drive (F:)
  • Data server
  • Core server
  • Web server: Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Storage: FSx for Windows, share size depends on many factors such as amount of data retained, size of data, frequency of data, etc.
    • TB capacity is based on usage
    • Throughput capacity minimum: 16 Mbps
  • Database: RDS Microsoft SQL, db.m4.xlarge
    • 2016-2019 Standard edition Microsoft SQL or Enterprise edition
Diagram of managed file transfer on AWS

How to Deploy Thru in AWS

  1. Set up an AWS private cloud or use your current one.
    AWS has 80 Availability Zones across 25 geographic regions1, with plans to launch more in Australia, India, Indonesia, Spain and Switzerland.
    Consider your use cases and whether you need public-facing subnets (access to internet), private-facing subnets (no access to internet), or both for your systems.
    Pick a common network setup and AWS will automatically create the subnets, IP ranges, route tables and security groups you need.
  2. Ensure high availability and disaster recovery.
    To ensure high availability, you need to implement failure detection and failover mechanisms, in addition to eliminating single points of failure.2
    When setting AWS up for disaster recovery, you should choose a multi-region strategy. There are a few strategies to choose from: backup & restore, pilot light, warm standby and active-active.3
  3. Install Thru.
    To install and maintain Thru in your private cloud, you’ll work with our Cloud Operations team.

Related Resources

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