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Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed Windows file servers, backed by a fully–native Windows file system with the features, performance, and compatibility to easily lift and shift enterprise applications to AWS.

Amazon FSx supports a broad set of enterprise Windows workloads with fully managed file storage built on Microsoft Windows Server. Amazon FSx has native support for Windows file system features and for the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to access file storage over a network. Amazon FSx is optimized for enterprise applications in the AWS Cloud, with native Windows compatibility, enterprise performance and features, and consistent sub-millisecond latencies.

With file storage on Amazon FSx, the code, applications, and tools that Windows developers and administrators use today can continue to work unchanged. The Windows applications and workloads that are ideal for Amazon FSx include business applications, home directories, web serving, content management, data analytics, software build setups, and media processing workloads.

As a fully managed service, Amazon FSx for Windows File Server eliminates the administrative overhead of setting up and provisioning file servers and storage volumes. Additionally, it keeps Windows software up to date, detects and addresses hardware failures, and performs backups. It also provides rich integration with other AWS services, including AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, Amazon WorkSpaces, AWS Key Management Service, and AWS CloudTrail.

For more information, see the Amazon FSx for Windows File Server User Guide.

Important

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is not supported on Linux instances.