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AWS FSx - Files are Dead
AWS FSx proves that file is not dead in the age of the public cloud
What if I told you I could provide 2Gbps of data throughput for your high-performance application in the public cloud, and you didn’t have to manage the storage system? You’d probably tell me that’s AWS FSx. AWS provides a native Windows file-sharing system that doesn’t require you to build a storage array from several EBS-backed EC2 instances.
Three Use Cases
Good old-fashioned home folders for Workspaces or any application presentation system. User state data must be held someplace, and Windows file share integrates with Active Directory. There’s no better integration or solution.
Legacy Windows Applications
If you are lifting and shifting an application that uses a storage array as a backend, this solution enables similar SMB connectivity. You need a new solution if you are connecting block storage directly to your legacy systems. FSx is closer to a NAS vs. Storage Array.
As mentioned, you can select increments of throughput from 8Mpbs to 2Gbps of a file system sized up to 64TB. This type of performance is excellent for data science use cases.
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