Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is a high performance, elastic, Windows-native file system for Windows applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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.

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Benefits of Amazon FSx


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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