AWS Storage Blog

Category: Amazon FSx for Windows

Infor’s journey to fully managed SMB storage

Storage is a strategic component of the enterprise business cloud software products we build at Infor. Scaling up storage and integrating a storage solution with existing applications can be challenging. At Infor, we searched for shared SMB file storage in the cloud to reduce operational management, increase scalability, and lower costs. These factors, critical to […]

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Migrating your Microsoft Windows clusters to AWS using CloudEndure Migration

Many organizations leverage Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) with shared storage to build a group of servers that work together. This enables them to increase the availability of their applications and services, ensuring that they serve their own customers effectively and that they consistently remain fully operational. Customers often migrate their clusters to AWS to […]

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Customer innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic

To call 2020 a challenging year would be a considerable understatement. The prolonged period of the pandemic has made a significant impact on our daily lives, creating a “new normal.” What used to be normal, connecting face-to-face to conduct business and socialize with friends and family, has turned even more digital. This was inevitable and […]

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AWS re:Invent recap: Choosing storage for on-premises file-based workloads

Back in 2016, we first launched File Gateway, a gateway type of the hybrid cloud storage service AWS Storage Gateway. At the time, I had at least one conversation daily (or so it seemed) about File Gateway or Amazon EFS being the right solution for NFS workloads. In 2016, File Gateway only supported NFS, and […]

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AWS re:Invent recap: Modernize your on-premises backup strategy with AWS

While re:Invent 2020-2021 is a departure in format from previous years, the purpose is still the same: to educate and inspire you to build, simplify, and modernize with AWS. This year I was happy to present in a re:Invent session on modernizing your on-premises backup strategy with AWS. In my session, I discussed how organizations […]

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Amazon FSx at re:Invent 2020-2021: Move to fully managed file storage on AWS

Managing shared storage for file-based workloads on-premises is often complex, difficult to scale, and costly. At re:Invent 2018, we launched Amazon FSx, which makes it easy and cost effective to launch and scale popular file systems that are fully managed by AWS. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is the first and only fully managed […]

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Automating shadow copies configuration on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

We often hear from customers that they love the self-service, fine-grained file restore capability of the shadow copies feature on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Filer Server (Amazon FSx). Our customers also relay to us the convenience of being able to schedule shadow copies on file systems using PowerShell commands. However, enabling Windows shadow […]

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AWS Backup provides centralized data protection across your AWS resources

Today, on AWS Storage Day 2020, we are excited to announce AWS Backup supports backups of Amazon FSx file systems and Windows workloads running on EC2, adding to the growing list of features to enhance your data protection. Amazon FSx customers may now enjoy the automation, ease-of-use, and managed compliance protection service that AWS Backup […]

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AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Series

UPDATE: This virtual workshop series was completed on October 15th, 2020. To view it on demand, visit the AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Learning Path for this series. On-premises storage can be costly and complex, with expensive hardware refresh cycles and data migrations due to system upgrades. It is also difficult to gain insights because your […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server with Azure ADDS domain

Customers are using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server for a variety of use cases that need shared file storage that is accessible over the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, and that is integrated with Microsoft Active Directory. You can use Amazon FSx with any Microsoft Active Directory that is hosting your user identities, […]

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