Posted On: Apr 29, 2020

Amazon Storage Gateway increases performance for reading from and writing to virtual tapes on Tape Gateway by 2x, enabling you to perform faster backup and recovery than before. 

With this launch, your backup application can write data to the on-premises Tape Gateway’s storage cache 2x faster than before, at up to 5.2 Gbps, and read data from the cache 2x faster than before, at up to 8.2 Gbps. This improvement accelerates backup and restore times between your backup application and Tape Gateway. Depending on the network speed between your premises and the Amazon Web Services Cloud, you can also sustain write speeds of up to 5.2 Gbps from backup application to Amazon Web Services through the gateway. 

Tape Gateway supports all leading backup applications and enables you to replace using physical tapes on premises with virtual tapes in Amazon Web Services without changing backup workflows. Tape Gateway caches virtual tapes on premises for low-latency data access, secures data between the gateway and Amazon Web Services for data transfer, and compresses data and transitions virtual tapes between Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier or Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive to minimize your storage costs.  

This performance enhancement is available on new gateways starting today and will be made available on existing gateways through a software update starting April 30, 2020. To get started with using Tape Gateway, see step-by-step instructions in the Amazon Storage Gateway User Guide