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Tag: Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How GE’s Avio Aero deploys Microsoft SharePoint using AWS Storage solutions

SharePoint is the source of truth for the unstructured data needs of many businesses. Keeping it available, while offering the best performance possible at the most cost-effective price, is critical to ensuring that different parts of an organization can work together. At GE’s Avio Aero, our SharePoint deployment hosts business-critical data from our Finance, Sourcing, […]

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Simplify SQL Server Always On deployments with AWS Launch Wizard and Amazon FSx

Configuring and deploying your high availability Microsoft SQL Server workloads in the cloud often requires identifying and provisioning individual resources to get started, which can bring added complexity and cost. AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server enables quick and easy deployment of SQL Server solutions on AWS, supporting Always On Availability Groups and single node […]

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Optimizing cost for your high availability SQL Server deployments on AWS

Many customers run SQL Server workloads on AWS because AWS offers higher performance and reliability, greater security and identity services, more migration support, and flexible licensing options. Customers often select the license included deployment scenario for running SQL Server on AWS to avoid long-term licensing contracts with Microsoft and preserve licensing flexibility for potential future […]

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Cloud storage in minutes with AWS Storage Gateway (updated)

Moving workloads to the cloud is one of the primary ways for CIOs to address their top strategic priorities: increasing agility, accelerating innovation, strengthening security, and reducing cost. Many companies have existing infrastructure in data centers, remote offices, and edge locations, but want to take advantage of cloud services. AWS helps these customers accelerate their […]

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Cross-Region and cross-account backups for Amazon FSx using AWS Backup

Today, AWS Backup is announcing cross-Region and cross-account backup (CRAB) support for Amazon FSx. AWS Backup offers a cost-effective, fully managed, policy-based service that further simplifies data protection at scale. AWS Backup also helps you support your regulatory compliance obligations and meets your business continuity goals. Amazon FSx makes it easy and cost-effective to run […]

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File storage migration to AWS in one month using AWS DataSync and Amazon FSx

When migrating from on premises to the cloud, a wide spectrum of customers face starkly different starting points. Some customers may have one or two workloads stored on premises, while others may have several storage arrays across several data centers, and others have even more intricate or vast setups. If you are migrating to the […]

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