Posted On: Oct 6, 2022
Amazon Storage Gateway increases the maximum supported virtual tape size on Tape Gateway from 5 TiB to 15 TiB, enabling you to store more data on a single virtual tape and reducing the number of tapes you need to manage. Additionally, this enhancement makes migrating long-term retention data stored on physical tapes to the Amazon Web Services China Regions easier by enabling you to copy data from Linear Tape-Open (LTO) generation 1 to generation 7 tapes to a virtual tape in the Amazon Web Services China Regions.
Tape Gateway supports all leading backup applications and enables you to replace physical tapes on premises with virtual tapes in the Amazon Web Services China Regions without changing existing workflows. Tape Gateway caches data on premises for low-latency access, compresses and secures data in transit to the Amazon Web Services China Regions, and moves virtual tapes from Amazon S3 Standard to Amazon S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval or Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive to help you minimize storage costs.
The new capability is available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, on new gateways starting today, and will be made available on existing gateways through a software update starting October 13, 2022. For Tape Gateway pricing information, visit the pricing page. To get started with using Tape Gateway, see step-by-step instructions in the Amazon Storage Gateway User Guide.