Posted On: Jun 1, 2020
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server now enables you to increase the storage capacity and to change the throughput capacity of your file systems with the click of a button, providing you the flexibility to grow your file storage and to scale up or down the available performance as needed to meet evolving storage needs over time.
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed, highly reliable file storage built on Windows Server. It supports access over the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, and integrates with Microsoft Active Directory (AD). It offers SSD and HDD storage options, single-AZ and multi-AZ deployment options, fully managed backups, and supports encryption of data at-rest and in-transit.
Starting today, you can increase the storage capacity and change the throughput capacity of your file systems as needed with the click of a button in the AWS Management Console or using an API call. With the new capability to grow storage, you can dynamically increase your storage size as your data sets grow, so you don't need to worry about accommodating growing data sets when creating your file system. With the new capability to change throughput capacity, you can dynamically adjust throughput capacity for cyclical workloads or for one-time bursts (such as for time-sensitive migrations).
Updating storage and throughput capacity 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 these features in our AWS News blog, and the FSx documentation.