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Category: Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Recovering network file shares with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery and AWS DataSync

Data is one of the most valuable assets that a business owns. Protecting that data from disasters, such as system or infrastructure failures, is an important part of business continuity planning. Companies have diverse IT infrastructures in which data can be presented from multiple sources. This includes on-premises network-attached storage devices via different file-sharing protocols, […]

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How to securely share application log files with third parties

What do we do when our applications fail, and we must provide instance-level log data to external entities for troubleshooting purposes? It’s best to limit direct human interaction with our production resources, so we often see temporary access provided for a fixed period. For highly regulated industries, the approval process for production access can be […]

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re:Invent

What’s in store with AWS Storage at re:Invent 2021

This is by far my favorite post that I write every year, it’s the re:Invent preview for AWS Storage! On behalf of the entire AWS Storage team, I am excited to tell you some of the highlights of the storage category that you shouldn’t miss. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted for the global […]

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Enabling SMB access for serverless workloads with Amazon FSx

Many customers adopting a cloud-first strategy prioritize serverless technologies and cloud file storage that offer automatic scaling, built-in high availability, and a pay-for-use billing model to increase agility and optimize costs. As customers adopt serverless architectures, they may need shared data access on a persistent storage layer. While AWS Lambda includes a 512-MB temporary file […]

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Planning to replace a data center NAS with Amazon FSx File Gateway

In April, AWS released a new type of AWS Storage Gateway called the Amazon FSx File Gateway. Similar to the AWS Storage Gateway products that provide a convenient on-premises front-end for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) storage, the FSx File Gateway provides a local front-end for an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file […]

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Accessing your file workloads from on premises with File Gateway

Our customers tell us that they face many challenges for their on-premises file workloads. Growing infrastructure costs, storage capacity limits, upcoming warranty renewals, insufficient data protection, and a never-ending cycle of hardware refreshes have them considering new approaches. When looking at replacement solutions in the cloud, there are often concerns of latency and ability to […]

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Monitoring and reporting Amazon FSx user access events using Splunk

UPDATE 9/8/2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Monitoring end-user activity and access to data is core to any modern data security strategy. As customers migrate workloads to the cloud, logging end-user accesses of customer data is a key component of internal security policies and is required to meet […]

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Seamlessly migrate large SQL databases using AWS Snowball and AWS DataSync

Many of our customers use native SQL Server backup and restore features to migrate on-premises SQL Server databases to AWS. When using the native SQL Server backup and restore functionality, you can simplify the database migration process by performing a full backup restore on the target SQL instance. In addition, with the help of differential […]

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How GE’s Avio Aero deploys Microsoft SharePoint using AWS Storage solutions

SharePoint is the source of truth for the unstructured data needs of many businesses. Keeping it available, while offering the best performance possible at the most cost-effective price, is critical to ensuring that different parts of an organization can work together. At GE’s Avio Aero, our SharePoint deployment hosts business-critical data from our Finance, Sourcing, […]

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Simplify SQL Server Always On deployments with AWS Launch Wizard and Amazon FSx

Configuring and deploying your high availability Microsoft SQL Server workloads in the cloud often requires identifying and provisioning individual resources to get started, which can bring added complexity and cost. AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server enables quick and easy deployment of SQL Server solutions on AWS, supporting Always On Availability Groups and single node […]

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