Infor_Amazon FSx_Case Study

Infor reduces costs by 50% using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server.

Challenge: Infor used a cloud-based storage solution for their shared file storage needs on AWS. Their previous solution was cost-prohibitive, difficult to scale and provision, and did not integrate well with their application automation framework.

Solution: By migrating their file shares to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, Infor was able to provision storage to each of their applications independently at scale with streamlined application maintenance. Leveraging Amazon FSx's native multi-AZ file systems, Infor benefited from high availabilty with no downtime. Amazon FSx offers integration with AWS CloudFormation templates, Amazon CloudWatch, and fully managed backups. This enables easy deployment, monitoring, and data protection.

"Amazon FSx for Windows File Server delivers a highly available, high performance Windows file system. As a service, it reduces management and maintenance while integrating seamlessly with our existing automation framework - all at a lower cost than our previous provider. We have reduced our storage cost by 50% and improved application performance by as much as 80%. It checks all the boxes."

Luis Lavina, Jr., System Administrator, Principal - Infor

Greg Bell, Manager, Cloud Services - Infor

Avio Aero FSx Windows Case Study

Avio Aero reduces their Microsoft SQL Server cost by 60% with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server.

Challenge: GE Avio Aero had to upgrade its SharePoint site, which hosted several critical applications. Avio Aero required a highly available environment, and lower costs.

Solution: With Amazon FSx, GE Avio Aero deployed a highly available SQL Server Failover Cluster with SQL Standard licenses. Amazon FSx provided significant savings and a lower TCO compared to using SQL Enterprise licenses for Always On groups on premises.

"Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server allowed us to run an highly available SharePoint site, while at the same time reduce our SQL license costs by more than 60%. The feedback from our users is very positive, both in terms of performance and reliability of the system.”

Ivani Di Conca, Senior Manager, Digital Operations, Avio Aero

AdvancedMD Medical Software FSx Windows Case Study

AdvancedMD reduces time spent managing SQL Server database backups by 85% using Amazon FSx.

Challenge: AdvancedMD needed to scale its existing hosting infrastructure for medical data to keep up with the demands for new products and rapid customer growth in doctors’ offices. Their current storage platform was causing performance issues with their SQL Server database backups due to the length of time to complete a backup.

Solution: Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, AdvancedMD migrated its clients’ data to the AWS Cloud to provide secure, readily accessible hosting and increased performance through improved Microsoft SQL Server database processing time.

" Without Amazon FSx, we would have spent hours every day on a backup as opposed to actually helping our business grow.”

Steve Coombs, Senior Site Reliability Engineer, AdvancedMD

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Cengage optimizes performance with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server.

Challenge: Students stream education content through Cengage’s Wowza, an on-premises, Windows-based application. Cengage was constantly running into capacity, performance, and reliability issues with its on-premises storage, which affected the students’ overall experience.

Solution: Cengage migrated multiple TBs of videos and files from their data center to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server with minimal modifications or disruptions. Now millions of students around the world have access to high quality content without experiencing bandwidth constraints.

"Amazon FSx for Windows File Server enabled us to migrate and store over 12 TB of content files from our on-premises data center to the cloud. Our transition to the cloud was seamless, not only was there minimal re-platforming necessary, but we were also able to move to a highly performant platform with little modification to existing processes or permissions.”

Coleman Greene, Cloud Operations Manager, Cengage


Neiman Marcus leverages fully managed FSx Windows to accelerate enterprise lift-and-shift and improve performance.

Challenge: Neiman Marcus was experiencing slow performance with their business-critical file-based document processing application and needed a quick cloud migration solution.

Solution: Moved their legacy Windows business application and associated file shares to AWS - with help from APN partner BizCloud Experts - from on-premises to Amazon FSx, the company was able to quickly take advantage of the automation and scalability of the cloud, as well as resolve their latency performance challenges.

"We were able move our Windows file-based application to AWS quickly and solved a critical performance issue. Based on our successful lift-and-shift experience, we’re looking to move more of our legacy applications requiring Windows native compatibility, to Amazon FSx.”

Hemanth Jayaraman, Director, Cloud Center of Excellence - Neiman Marcus Group

DocXellent Case Study

DocXellent reduces complexity with their application migration and achieves a highly available and scalable Windows-based file share within hours.

Challenge: DocXellent, a leading provider of electronic document control software and quality software applications, needed a more scalable and durable offering for their on-premises file-based application to increase availability and reduce operational overhead.

Solution: With Amazon FSx for Windows, DocXellent was able to implement a highly-available file storage system in less than a day, enabling its customers to store and retrieve files wherever and whenever they are needed while reducing the complexity of installing and managing their own file share. Since using FSx, DocXellent increased its cloud offerings up to 30% in a few months.

"FSx for Windows File Server is an integral part of our highly-available offering for our enterprise-level, global customers and has helped us overcome our performance challenges. We find that AWS is the best partner to help us continously optimize our offerings as soon as new services become available and enables us to increase customer satisfaction."

John Waller, Senior Engineer - DocXellent

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Qube Research & Technologies Case Study

Qube Research and Technologies simplifies file storage management, improves productivity, and lowers costs with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server.

Challenge: Qube Research & Technologies (QRT) was limited by on-premises NAS arrays in terms of performance and experienced high operational overhead.

Solution: The company processes financial trading and research data, taking advantage of Amazon FSx for Windows’ integration with AWS Direct Connect and EC2 to run highly available and durable Windows file systems.

"We can scale our Windows file systems, improve productivity, and lower costs by running FSx for Windows on AWS. We were able to provision a single file share and scale faster compared to our on-premises file system, which required more significantly more resources and slowed performance overall."

Jon Fautley, Systems & Cloud Engineer  - Qube Research & Technologies

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Matrix Pointe improves agility and reduces maintenance time by 15-20% with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server.

"Matrix Pointe improves efficiency for our customers in the justice community, accelerating the legal process. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server reduced maintenance time by as much as 20%, while increasing speed of recovery from a disaster by 10X, allowing us to focus on innovating for clients, not wasting our time reinventing the wheel for file services, backup and recovery."

Paul Davis, Manager, Technical Services - Matrix Pointe Software

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