Posted On: Feb 13, 2020

Amazon Storage Gateway expands deployment options for all gateway types to include Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. If you use KVM hypervisor-based on-premises virtual infrastructure, you can now deploy Storage Gateway in your environment to seamlessly use Amazon storage services. 

KVM is an open source virtualization technology that lets you turn a Linux-based host machine into one or more virtual machines. With this launch, you have the option to deploy Storage Gateway on KVM hypervisor. Storage Gateway supports QEMU-KVM on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, CentOS 7.7, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS, on host machines using Intel x86 CPU with virtualization extension. 

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. You can use the service to backup and archive data to Amazon Web Services, shift on-premises storage to cloud-backed file shares, and provide on-premises applications low-latency access to data in Amazon Web Services. You can deploy Storage Gateway on a virtual appliance (VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Linux KVM) on premises, a hardware appliance on premises, or on an Amazon EC2 instance in Amazon Web Services. 

Storage Gateway is available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD. To start using Storage Gateway, see instructions in the Amazon Storage Gateway User Guide.