Posted On: Dec 18, 2019

Amazon Storage Gateway increases performance for reading data from Amazon Web Services for Tape Gateway, and for reading data and listing directories for File Gateway, providing you faster access to data managed through these gateways. 

Tape Gateway enables you to switch from using physical tapes on premises to virtual tapes in Amazon Web Services without changing your backup workflows, and supports all leading backup applications. With this launch, your on-premises gateway can read tapes in your virtual tape library in Amazon Web Services 3 times faster, at up to 2 Gbps, helping further reduce the time to recover your tapes from Amazon Web Services. 

File Gateway provides on-premises applications with file-based, cached access to virtually unlimited cloud storage. With this launch, you can read files from the gateway’s local cache at speeds up to 4.8 Gbps and files from Amazon Web Services at up to 0.8 Gbps, providing you faster access to data stored in the cache or in Amazon Web Services. In addition, you can now list directories 4 times faster than before, providing Network File System (NFS) or Server Message Block (SMB) users and applications quicker access to file metadata. 

Storage Gateway is available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet. To optimize your gateway’s performance, you can continuously monitor its throughput, cache utilization, and access patterns, and accordingly adjust its storage, compute, or network resources. To get started, see step-by-step instructions in the Amazon Storage Gateway User Guide.