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Monitoring the health of Amazon FSx file systems using Amazon EventBridge and AWS Lambda

Storage administrators who are using managed services need a way to monitor the health of their resources, in order to detect any changes in resource health or accessibility that might require their attention or intervention. For administrators managing large fleets of resources, this monitoring needs to be efficient and scalable so that any alerts are […]

File storage access patterns insights using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

When using Windows file services, enterprise customers often have the requirement to identify potential security breaches and unauthorized access attempts. Traditionally, customers rely on Windows file server file access auditing to capture and analyze audit records to gain these insights and strengthen their security posture. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed shared […]

Optimizing Amazon FSx for Windows File Server performance with new metrics

Storage administrators—whether they are managing user and departmental shares, high-availability databases like SQL Server, or business applications—need to understand how their workloads are performing. Understanding optimal throughput capacity, storage capacity, and storage type for your file systems helps ensure high performance and enables you to right-size your file storage to optimize cost. In addition to […]

Simplify and accelerate your data migration using AWS DataSync Discovery

Migrating your on-premises data to the cloud can be intimidating at first, particularly when you are working with large and complex storage systems. Estimating costs, understanding which data sets should be migrated for your applications, and knowing which cloud storage services to select, can require time and effort to determine on your own. On September […]

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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How Jemena approached data migration using AWS DataSync and shared VPCs

Organizations starting their cloud migration journey must make several design choices about their AWS architecture. Some of these design choices relate to organizational structure, the number of AWS accounts, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) options, and other details. Depending on these upfront choices, the tooling and approach to migrate data from an on-premises system to AWS […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]