Posted On: Nov 9, 2020

Amazon Storage Gateway now supports schedule-based network bandwidth throttling for Tape Gateway and Volume Gateway, enabling you to optimize network use between your data center and Amazon Web Services for data synchronization.  

With this launch, you can throttle network bandwidth used by the gateway to synchronize on-premises data with Amazon based on a schedule you set on the gateway. This enables you to optimally use your network connection to Amazon Web Services, regulating bandwidth use during peak time to minimize network congestion and using all the available bandwidth during off-peak hours. 

Storage Gateway is a hybrid cloud storage service that provides on-premises applications access to virtually unlimited cloud storage using NFS, SMB, iSCSI, and iSCSI-VTL interfaces through file, tape, and volume gateways. You can use the service for backing up and archiving data to Amazon Web Services services, providing on-premises file shares backed by cloud storage, and providing on-premises applications low latency access to in-cloud data.

This expanded capability is available on new gateways starting today in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and in Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. For existing gateways this new capability will be made available during the next scheduled software update. To learn more, visit the Amazon Storage Gateway User Guide. Access the Storage Gateway console to get started.