Posted On: Nov 9, 2020

Amazon Storage Gateway now supports local storage cache of up to 64 TB for Tape Gateway and Volume Gateway, enabling low-latency access to larger working data sets at your premises. Now, you can easily scale your gateway’s local cache to manage more of your application data closer to your on-premises applications and users.  

With this launch, you can improve performance for on-premises applications by managing more of your working data sets in the local cache. The increased scale of the local cache enables you to keep more data on premises minimizing your data access and restore times. Additionally, you can now buffer more data in the local cache for upload when you have limited network bandwidth available to upload data from your gateway to Amazon Web Services services. Amazon Storage Gateway supports local storage cache of up to 64 TB for File Gateway, Tape Gateway, and Volume Gateway running on supported virtual machine hypervisors.

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.