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How to host your FSLogix profiles and Office data in Amazon S3 storage

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Hosting your data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) can be a very inexpensive way to provide storage for your organisation. This solution is also not necessarily confined to the use case of having both desktops and profiles in AWS due to the caching mechanisms AWS provides.

Both FSLogix Profiles and FSLogix O365 products work in a very similar way. FSLogix Profiles will store your local profile inside a VHD(X) and roam that local profile with the user and FSLogix O365 will store all your office data, (ost file, index, onedrive, onenote and S4B GAL) inside a VHD(X) and roam that with the user. From now on I’ll just talk about placing the VHD, as the solution is configured consistently across both products.

S3 is Amazons object storage and is much cheaper than the equivalent Elastic Block storage by GB. A reasonable rule of thumb would be that S3 is 4-5 times cheaper than EBS, although you should price out your requirements fully if you are interested in the comparisons.

Read the entire article here, How to host your FSLogix profiles and Office data in Amazon S3 storage

Via the fine folks at FSLogix.

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FSLogix Founded by industry veterans Kevin Goodman and Randy Cook, FSLogix is a startup that came out of stealth mode at BriForum Chicago 2013. FSLogix Apps provides Dynamic Application Visibility, which enables policy-based control of when any application is visible to individual users or groups from a single golden image. With FSLogix Apps, IT administrators realize the benefits of application virtualization for all Windows® applications on physical, VDI and Citrix/RDSH platforms.FSLogix Apps is an advanced application filtering solution that enables administrators to dramatically reduce the number of images required to support any enterprise, with any deployment system, on any Windows based infrastructure. FSLogix Apps delivers Dynamic Application Visibility, and policy based control of application visibility to individual users or groups from a single golden image.

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