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New on the APN Blog: Storing and Sharing Files with Amazon FSx in a VMware Cloud on AWS Environment

On the AWS Partner Network (APN) blog there is a very informative new post showing you how to deploy a fully managed, shared Windows file system with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and mount it to your virtual machines (VMs) by using VMware Cloud on AWS.

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides a fully managed native Microsoft Windows file system so you can easily move your Windows-based applications that require file storage to AWS. Built on Windows Server, Amazon FSx provides shared file storage with the compatibility and features that Windows-based applications rely on, including full support for the SMB protocol and Windows NTFS, Active Directory (AD) integration, and Distributed File System (DFS).

With Amazon FSx, you can launch highly durable and available Windows file systems that can be accessed from up to thousands of compute instances using the industry-standard SMB protocol. Amazon FSx eliminates the typical administrative overhead of managing Windows file servers. You pay for only the resources used, with no upfront costs, minimum commitments, or additional fees.

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is an easy way to provide a fully managed, native AWS shared file system for in-guest file storage to your Windows virtual machines that reside in your VMware Cloud on AWS software defined data center (SDDC).

You can create file systems ranging from 300 GiB to 65,536 GiB in storage capacity, and with throughput capacity ranging from 8 MB/s to 2048 MB/s. There’s no need to worry about capturing and storing backups, or how to restore from a backup in a disaster recovery event.

In the post you will learn how to deploy a fully managed, shared Windows file system with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and mounte it to VMs running in your SDDC. With this fully managed solution, you and your company can focus on your business—and not your business infrastructure.

Read the full APN blog post.

Sean White

Sean White

Sean White is a storage product marketing manager at AWS. He enjoys writing about the innovative ways customers use AWS storage services and helping launch new products that delight customers. He is based in Boston and loves spending time with his wife and two kids.