Posted On: Feb 22, 2019

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully-managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, now allows you to access your file systems from on premises via an AWS Direct Connect or AWS VPN connection. Additionally, it now allows you to access your file systems from multiple Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), AWS accounts, and AWS Regions via VPC Peering or AWS Transit Gateway. 

With on premises access, you can easily migrate your on premises data sets to Amazon FSx, use Amazon FSx for hosting user shares accessible by on premises end-users, and use Amazon FSx for backup and disaster recovery solutions. With inter-VPC, inter-account, and inter-Region access, you can share your file data sets across multiple applications, internal organizations, or environments spanning multiple VPCs, accounts, or Regions. 

These new access capabilities are now available at no additional cost for all new file systems in all regions where Amazon FSx is available. You will be billed for any Direct Connect, VPN, or VPC Peering connections, or any Transit Gateway attachments that you create, as well as associated data transfer fees. To learn more about Amazon FSx for Windows File Server visit here. To learn more about the new access capabilities visit here.