Posted On: Apr 30, 2020

Amazon Storage Gateway now supports Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering as a storage class for File Gateway, enabling you to automatically optimize storage costs when data access patterns change, without impacting performance or incurring operational overhead. This eliminates the need to have a deep understanding of your on-premises data access patterns of users and applications.

File Gateway provides on-premises applications with file-based, cached access to virtually unlimited cloud storage using SMB and NFS protocols. With this launch, you can now select Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering as a storage class when you set up SMB or NFS file shares on your File Gateway. Using File Gateway with Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering delivers automatic cost savings. Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering moves data between two tiers, frequent access and infrequent access. It is ideal for workloads with access patterns that change frequently, or where the data is accessed by many applications with varying access patterns.

This capability is available on new gateways starting today in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. For existing gateways, this new capability will be made available through a software update by May 30, 2020. Step-by-step instructions are located in the Amazon Storage Gateway User Guide. Please visit the Amazon S3 page for more details about storage class options and pricing information.