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Category: Amazon FSx for Windows

re:Invent

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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re:Invent

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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Accessing SMB file shares remotely with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

With remote work becoming the norm, customers often need a central repository for files that can be accessed from anywhere to enable collaboration and provide highly durable storage. For ease of use and increased productivity, customers are looking for shared file access that can be mounted as a network drive using built-in Windows, macOS, Linux, […]

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Comparing your on-premises storage patterns with AWS Storage services

Many companies want to move to the cloud, and for most of those companies, moving to the cloud starts with an assessment of existing storage infrastructure. It is useful to know how to map existing storage with AWS Storage options to assess the existing storage infrastructure effectively. Companies that take the time to identify where […]

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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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