Move to Managed File Storage with AWS

Move on-premises file data to fully managed cloud file storage

Most customers have file storage that runs industry standard NFS and SMB protocols. They can leverage file storage in the cloud to reduce operational burdens from IT teams, help customers reduce costs, and improve agility. Customers can innovate faster by integrating with other AWS services. Secure access is maintained through leveraging industry standard directory services. Through using AWS file storage services, customers can improve availability using our multiple Availability Zones (AZs) without the hassle of setting up clustering.

Learn more about the benefits, use cases, and details of cloud file storage services with AWS below.


Move to Managed File Storage with AWS (3:21)

Faster time-to-market

Leverage a range of cloud storage solutions to easily move to managed file storage without changes to your applications or workflows.

Reduce complexity

Simplify by leveraging storage and data transfer services that are fully compatible with the features and functionality you need.

Reduce Cost

AWS has the one of the industry’s lowest cost fully managed file storage in the cloud, allowing you to retire technical debt and reduce operational overhead.

Use Cases

Grid Computing for FinServ Workloads

SMB File Shares

Fully managed AWS SMB file services provide the industry's lowest cost file storage in the cloud for Windows workloads.

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NFS File Systems

AWS provides fully managed, scalable, highly available, secure, and durable NFS storage for Linux, persistent container storage, and Amazon SageMaker.

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Hybrid File Storage

AWS hybrid cloud storage architectures connect your on-premises applications and systems to cloud storage to help you reduce costs, minimize management burden, and innovate with your data.

AWS File Storage Customers

Break free from the hardware refresh cycle and take advantage of the cloud for your data storage. Tens of thousands of customers around the world have built hybrid storage architectures with AWS.

Key Resources


Move to managed file systems and hybrid cloud storage with AWS. Enhance agility, security, and cost-efficiency to innovate faster with data.




Why move to managed file systems and hybrid cloud storage? Organizations are moving their file-based application storage to the cloud to remove operational burdens from IT teams, reduce costs, and improve agility for faster innovation.



Move to managed file storage in minutes with AWS DataSync.


AWS Executive Perspective: Moving to Managed File Systems (9:33)


Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist for AWS, and Bill Vass, VP of Technology, AWS, discuss the benefits of moving to managed file systems in the cloud.

re:Invent Session: How to use AWS Storage for on-premises file-based applications (56:31)


In this session, you will learn how you can use AWS Storage for on-premises use cases, including user home directories, cloud-backed file shares for applications, content repositories, analytics workloads, and enterprise business applications. Gain an understanding of what service to use in different scenarios, hear customer examples, and see a demonstration.

Related AWS Services

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

Fully managed file system that provides elastic NFS file storage

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Fully managed SMB file shares built on Microsoft Windows Server

Amazon FSx for Lustre

The world’s most popular high-performance file system, now fully managed and integrated with Amazon S3

AWS Storage Gateway

Hybrid cloud storage that provides on-premises access to virtually ulimited cloud storage

AWS Snow Family

Physical edge computing and storage devices for rugged or disconnected environments

AWS DataSync

Easily transfer files to and from AWS up to 10x faster

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