Amazon FSx for Windows File Server
AWS -Amazon FSx for Windows File Server
There are a variety of options to host the data when you move to the Cloud. You can choose from simple objects (blobs), accessed globally through their URL, or dynamic blocks that together make up a " hard disk” for a virtual machine, without forgetting the usual SMB or NFS access to shared folders. Each option has its limits and strengths.
A new filesystem has appeared : AWS' FSx. Due to its charasteristics, it will become the cloud's reference filesystem.
FSx is AWS's answer to customers' need to host their data in the cloud in a new way, becoming independent of its maintenance and having functionalities that previously have to be implemented with additional products, often even manually.
FSx is a multipurpose file system, whether you want it as a "shared disk" for multiple operating systems or as a "super high-performance disk" for high-performance computing. There are two preconfigured versions of FSx designed with these requirements in mind. One based on SMB oriented to Windows, Linux, or Mac, and the other adapted for intensive workloads.
FSx provides features such as deduplication, backup, activation, and deactivation on demand (your filesystems do not have to be active if you are not using them). Always according to your performance needs. You can select which technologies your data will be saved, from fast SSD to economic HDD disks, which does not prevent maintaining high and continued data transfers over time without loss of performance.
SAFETY AND REGULATION
FSx provides high availability levels and complies with all security and regulation levels for any data endorsed by DSS, ISO standards, and the strict HIPPA health standard. It always keeps the information in an encrypted way and encrypts information transmission between FSx and clients.
Not only do your users or your workloads benefit from FSx, but it also integrates with all the other AWS-compatible services, making it a proper all-terrain filesystem.
And the best thing is that there is no need to manage hardware, virtual disks, sizes, or security. AWS handles all this. You house your data and benefit from its advantages.