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Tag: Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

AWS Storage Virtual Workshop 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 data is trapped in silos from multiple storage systems. With AWS Storage solutions, you can reduce the time to make those resources available to your organization from weeks to […]

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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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Achieving high throughput with a low-cost Windows file system

“Wow!” is a common response I hear from customers after testing or migrating their Windows file storage workloads to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (Amazon FSx). When they say this, they are referring to low-cost Hard Disk Drive (HDD) file systems. Earlier this year we announced the availability of a low-cost storage option – […]

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How to replicate Amazon FSx for Windows File Server data across AWS Regions

Customers who have special compliance or disaster recovery requirements have asked for the ability to replicate data in Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (Amazon FSx) to another AWS Region. Although AWS Regions and Amazon FSx have multiple tiers of resiliency built-in, replication can protect customer data in the unlikely scenario of a catastrophic loss of […]

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Online Tech Talk May 29: Simplified file storage with Amazon FSx

Don’t miss our AWS Online Storage Tech Talk on May 29, where an AWS expert covers simplifying your file storage using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. This Tech Talk is at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET). Deploying and maintaining highly available file servers for your Windows workloads […]

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Move to managed file storage in minutes with AWS DataSync

You’re probably familiar with the high-level benefits of the cloud: focus on your core business as opposed to maintaining IT infrastructure, increased agility and innovation, and growth to both your top and bottom line. AWS’ fully managed file services portfolio helps you realize those benefits, even in terms of storage. Let’s start with that point […]

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Deploying Amazon FSx for Windows File Server into a shared VPC

As enterprises continue to move more of their application footprint to the cloud, they quickly realize that they need a solution for their file data. While many modern applications are built to interact with API driven storage services, like object stores, NoSQL, or graph databases (among others), there are still a large number of workloads […]

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Migrate to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server using AWS DataSync

Many customers have on-premises file storage infrastructure for their Windows workloads that they want to get out of having to constantly maintain. There is a certain hassle involved with backing up, patching, monitoring, and maintaining the hardware and software that they reasonably want to avoid – it is a cost and time drain. Customers have […]

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