Posted On: Nov 20, 2019

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, now supports user storage quotas, enabling storage administrators to monitor and control user-level storage consumption on their file systems.

With multi-user file storage use cases like home directories and user shares, storage administrators often need to allocate storage costs to individual teams and impose restrictions at a user-level in order to prevent any one user from storing a lot of data. With the new support for Windows user storage quotas, storage administrators can configure individual user-level quotas for storage consumption on their Amazon FSx file systems, and can monitor usage, track violations, and enforce quotas by denying further storage space to users who exceed their quota.

Support for user storage quotas is now available at no additional cost for all new file systems in all regions where Amazon FSx is available. Customers with existing file systems will get this support during an upcoming weekly maintenance window. Learn more about Amazon FSx for Windows File Server in our pre-re:Invent Storage Day blog, and for more information about this new feature, see the User Storage Quotas documentation.