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Tag: Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Amazon FSx at re:Invent 2020-2021: Move to fully managed file storage on AWS

Managing shared storage for file-based workloads on-premises is often complex, difficult to scale, and costly. At re:Invent 2018, we launched Amazon FSx, which makes it easy and cost effective to launch and scale popular file systems that are fully managed by AWS. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is the first and only fully managed […]

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Automating shadow copies configuration on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

We often hear from customers that they love the self-service, fine-grained file restore capability of the shadow copies feature on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Filer Server (Amazon FSx). Our customers also relay to us the convenience of being able to schedule shadow copies on file systems using PowerShell commands. However, enabling Windows shadow […]

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Online Tech Talk October 29: Quick and secure file migration with AWS DataSync

Don’t miss our AWS Online Storage Tech Talk on October 29, where an AWS expert covers how you can use AWS DataSync to quickly and securely move your files to AWS for migration or data protection. This Tech Talk is at 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM PT (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET). Do you […]

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AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Series

UPDATE: This virtual workshop series was completed on October 15th, 2020. To view it on demand, visit the AWS Storage Virtual Workshop Learning Path for this 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 […]

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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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