AWS Storage Gateway Announces Gateway-Virtual Tape Library (Gateway-VTL)

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013

We’re excited to announce the availability of a new gateway configuration, Gateway-Virtual Tape Library (Gateway-VTL). Gateway-VTL is the newest addition to AWS Storage Gateway, a service that integrates your on-premises IT environment with AWS storage. With Gateway-VTL, AWS Storage Gateway now provides you with a cost-effective, scalable, and durable virtual tape infrastructure that allows you to eliminate the challenges associated with owning and operating an on-premises physical tape infrastructure.

With Gateway-VTL you can have a limitless collection of virtual tapes. Each virtual tape can be stored in a Virtual Tape Library backed by Amazon S3 or a Virtual Tape Shelf backed by Amazon Glacier. The Virtual Tape Library exposes an industry standard iSCSI interface which provides your backup application with on-line access to the virtual tapes. When you no longer require immediate or frequent access to data contained on a virtual tape, you can use your backup application to move it from its Virtual Tape Library to your Virtual Tape Shelf in order to further reduce your storage costs.

Learn more and get started by visiting the AWS Storage Gateway detail page.