Posted On: Mar 15, 2012

The AWS Storage Gateway is now available in the South America (Sao Paulo) Region. Starting today, you can securely upload your on-premises application data to this Region for cost effective backup and rapid disaster recovery.

The AWS Storage Gateway service connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to provide seamless and secure integration between your on-premises IT environment and AWS’s storage infrastructure. The service supports a standard iSCSI interface, enabling you to take advantage of cloud based storage without re-architecting existing applications. It provides low-latency performance by maintaining data on your on-premises storage hardware while asynchronously uploading this data to AWS, where it is encrypted and securely stored in the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Using the AWS Storage Gateway, you can back up point-in-time snapshots of your on-premises application data to Amazon S3 for future recovery. In the event you need replacement capacity for disaster recovery purposes, or if you want to leverage Amazon EC2’s on-demand compute capacity for additional capacity during peak periods, for new projects, or as a more cost-effective way to run your normal workloads, you can use the AWS Storage Gateway to mirror your on-premises data to Amazon EC2 instances.

If your on-premises applications are running in South America, using the Sao Paulo Region will reduce the time to upload data to AWS. You can also use this Region to meet any requirements you have for keeping data in Brazil. Learn more by visiting the AWS Storage Gateway page or get started by visiting the AWS Management Console.