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Category: Amazon FSx

What’s in store with AWS Storage at re:Invent 2022

This is by far my favorite post 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 welcome you to our 11th annual event, whether you’ll attend in person or virtually. AWS re:Invent 2022 is only a few weeks away, featuring an […]

Two AWS Solutions Architects discuss advancing their cloud skill set with digital badges

If you are new to AWS and trying to figure out which Storage services to use, how to use them, and best practices, it can be challenging to find guidance that you can trust. The depth of features and options means that even experienced users can identify better solutions with continuous learning. But how do […]

How to create SMB file shares with AWS Storage Gateway using Hyper-V

Businesses across different industries can face several challenges when managing their storage, including new redundancy requirements across locations, hardware renewals, and maximum capacity limits. To purchase additional hardware, companies typically have to take an investment that involves capacity planning for the next three to five years, as well as a potentially lengthy procurement process for […]

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Migrating file shares to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using AWS DataSync

When planning a data migration you need to evaluate migration tools, determine whether you have the available bandwidth for an online migration and understand the characteristics of the source and target destination. There are situations where you may be looking to migrate data from on-premises storage or other AWS storage services to Amazon FSx for […]

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Auditing user and administrative actions in Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP using Splunk

Update (10/26/2022): This blog was updated to recommend that you validate that your file system can contact the log forwarding IP addresses. Log and audit event monitoring is a vital part of any organization’s security practices. For file systems, this involves logging end-user activities (such as file access attempts) as well as administrative actions that […]

High-performance cloud storage comes of age with Amazon FSx for Lustre

The rapid maturation of cloud tools for high-performance workloads in the past several years has made it possible for household names like T-Mobile, Toyota, and Rivian to move their high-performance analytics and AI/ML environments to the cloud. These are hugely data-intensive workflows that many companies five years ago believed would never be able to be […]

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Caching data using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Accessing network attached storage (NAS) over long distances can introduce latency that can potentially impact business processes, slow down engineering jobs, and increase costs. Often only a small percent of the dataset needs to be accessed at any given time, allowing caching data locally to solve these challenges without replicating the full dataset. This is […]

Automate file retrieval from S3 Glacier when using FSx for Lustre

Customers are running modern high performance computing (HPC) workloads on AWS to process large datasets cost-effectively and optimize performance. These workloads typically rely on a high-performance file system to provide low latency and high throughput access to the data. A performant file system is important so that the file storage can keep up with the […]

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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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Migrating on-premises file shares to Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Organizations of all sizes want to increase agility, accelerate innovation, improve security, and reduce costs by migrating on-premises applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many of these applications store the data they rely on in NAS (network-attached storage) appliances powered by NetApp ONTAP, which provide storage and data management features that make it easy to […]