Amazon FSx

Launch and run feature-rich and highly-performant file systems with just a few clicks

Amazon FSx makes it easy and cost effective to launch and run popular file systems that are fully managed by AWS. With Amazon FSx, you can leverage the rich feature sets and fast performance of widely-used open source and commercially-licensed file systems, while avoiding time-consuming administrative tasks such as hardware provisioning, software configuration, patching, and backups. It provides cost-efficient capacity with high levels of reliability, and integrates with a broad portfolio of AWS services to enable faster innovation.

Amazon FSx provides two file systems to choose from: Amazon FSx for Windows File Server for business applications and Amazon FSx for Lustre for compute-intensive workloads.

Amazon FSx file systems

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Amazon FSx for Windows File Server: feature-rich file storage for business applications

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed file storage that is accessible over the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Built on Windows Server, Amazon FSx delivers a wide range of administrative features such as data deduplication, end-user file restore, and Microsoft Active Directory (AD) integration. It offers single-AZ and multi-AZ deployment options, fully managed backups, and encryption of data at rest and in transit. With the HDD storage option, Amazon FSx for Windows File Server offers the lowest-cost file storage in the cloud for Windows applications and workloads. You can access Amazon FSx from Windows, Linux, or MacOS compute instances and devices running on AWS or on premises. You can optimize cost and performance with multiple storage options, and you can grow your file system storage and scale your performance at any time.
 

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Amazon FSx for Lustre: fast and scalable shared storage to power your compute workloads

Amazon FSx for Lustre is a fully managed service that provides cost-effective high-performance storage for compute workloads. Many workloads such as machine learning, high-performance computing (HPC), video rendering, and financial simulations depend on compute instances accessing the same set of data through high-performance shared storage. Powered by Lustre, the world’s most popular high-performance file system, FSx for Lustre offers shared storage with low latencies, up to hundreds of gigabytes per second of throughput, and millions of IOPS. FSx for Lustre offers multiple deployment types, storage types, and throughput performance levels to optimize cost and performance for your workload requirements. FSx for Lustre file systems can also be linked to Amazon S3 buckets, allowing you to access and process data concurrently from both a high-performance file system and from the S3 API.

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Benefits

Cost-effective

With Amazon FSx, you can spin up and spin down file systems on-demand. Amazon FSx offers a range of Solid-State Disk (SSD) and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) storage options enabling you to optimize storage price and performance for your workload requirements. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server offers data deduplication to optimize costs by removing redundant data. With FSx for Lustre, you can choose unreplicated, scratch file systems to further lower costs for shorter-term processing of data.

Fast and flexible performance

Amazon FSx supports the most demanding enterprise applications and high-performance workloads. Amazon FSx is designed to deliver fast, predictable, scalable, and consistent performance. Amazon FSx file systems deliver sustained high read and write speeds and consistent low latency data access. You can also choose the storage type and throughput level to best match your business needs.

Available and durable

Amazon FSx runs on the same highly reliable infrastructure used by other Amazon Web Services, and it offers a variety of deployment options to match your workload’s availability and durability requirements. With FSx for Windows File Server, you can choose from single-AZ or multi-AZ deployment types, depending on your applications needs. With FSx for Lustre, you can choose from scratch or persistent storage for short-term or long-term data processing.

Simple and fully managed

In minutes and with a few clicks, you can launch a fully managed, highly reliable file system. With Amazon FSx file systems, you don't have to worry about managing file servers and storage volumes, updating hardware, configuring software, or performing backups -- Amazon FSx automates these time-consuming administration tasks.

Secure and compliant

Amazon FSx automatically encrypts your data at-rest and in-transit. To control network access to your file system, Amazon FSx lets you run your file systems in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Amazon FSx is designed to meet the highest security standards and has been assessed to comply with ISO, PCI-DSS, and SOC certifications, and is HIPAA eligible.

Integrated with AWS services

Amazon FSx file systems integrate with other AWS services, including Amazon S3, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon CloudTrail, AWS KMS, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon AppStream 2.0, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), AWS Batch, and AWS ParallelCluster. Using Amazon FSx with these services allows you to more easily develop, deploy, and run your workloads.

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