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Category: Amazon FSx for Windows

Optimize Application Settings Persistence on Amazon AppStream 2.0

The Desktop and Applications blog team recently published how to use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and FSLogix to Optimize Application Settings Persistence on Amazon AppStream 2.0. Fully managed application streaming and file storage solutions on AWS can help simplify your infrastructure and accelerate time-to-market without changes to your existing applications or workflows. Amazon […]

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Achieving high throughput with a low-cost Windows file system

“Wow!” is a common response I hear from customers after testing or migrating their Windows file storage workloads to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (Amazon FSx). When they say this, they are referring to low-cost Hard Disk Drive (HDD) file systems. Earlier this year we announced the availability of a low-cost storage option – […]

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How to replicate Amazon FSx for Windows File Server data across AWS Regions

Customers who have special compliance or disaster recovery requirements have asked for the ability to replicate data in Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (Amazon FSx) to another AWS Region. Although AWS Regions and Amazon FSx have multiple tiers of resiliency built-in, replication can protect customer data in the unlikely scenario of a catastrophic loss of […]

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Online Tech Talk May 29: Simplified file storage with Amazon FSx

Don’t miss our AWS Online Storage Tech Talk on May 29, where an AWS expert covers simplifying your file storage using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. This Tech Talk is at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET). Deploying and maintaining highly available file servers for your Windows workloads […]

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Move to managed file storage in minutes with AWS DataSync

You’re probably familiar with the high-level benefits of the cloud: focus on your core business as opposed to maintaining IT infrastructure, increased agility and innovation, and growth to both your top and bottom line. AWS’ fully managed file services portfolio helps you realize those benefits, even in terms of storage. Let’s start with that point […]

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Deploying Amazon FSx for Windows File Server into a shared VPC

As enterprises continue to move more of their application footprint to the cloud, they quickly realize that they need a solution for their file data. While many modern applications are built to interact with API driven storage services, like object stores, NoSQL, or graph databases (among others), there are still a large number of workloads […]

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Migrate to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server using AWS DataSync

Many customers have on-premises file storage infrastructure for their Windows workloads that they want to get out of having to constantly maintain. There is a certain hassle involved with backing up, patching, monitoring, and maintaining the hardware and software that they reasonably want to avoid – it is a cost and time drain. Customers have […]

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Online Tech Talk March 24: Move to managed Windows file storage

Don’t miss our AWS Online Storage Tech Talk on March 24, where we cover migrating to managed Windows file storage. This Tech Talk is at 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM PT (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET). Companies running legacy workloads on Network Attached Storage (NAS) hardware are often burdened with complex management, difficulty in scaling, […]

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Simplify your Microsoft SQL Server high availability deployments using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Customers have been running their Windows workloads on AWS for over a decade. Running business-critical applications often requires Microsoft SQL Server databases to be highly available. The high availability requirement demands that there are no single points of failure in the SQL Server deployment architecture. With a high availability setup, you have a cluster of […]

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Access file shares on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server from a Linux environment

An increasing number of customers are looking to move their on-premises Network Attached Storage (NAS) to the cloud in order to benefit from cloud-based storage. Many of the same customers have mixed environments and use workstations with a combination of Windows and Linux operating systems. A common approach for employees using the Windows operating system […]

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