Posted On: Nov 21, 2017

You can now receive Amazon CloudWatch Events when files that are written to AWS Storage Gateway’s file interface (File Gateway) are uploaded to Amazon S3. You can use these notifications to trigger in-cloud or on-premises automated workflows. For instance, a file upload notification could initiate an API call to start a data processing job using AWS analytics services, such as Amazon Athena, or invoke an AWS Lambda function for transcoding. Alternatively, you can use a file upload notification to make a RefreshCache API call to File Gateways in remote offices, so that on-premises applications can then read the uploaded data, such as reports, files for print presses, code updates or database backup files.

Additionally, you can now have the File Gateway infer the MIME type of an uploaded document by filename. With this capability, web browsers accessing a file from Amazon S3, directly or via Amazon CloudFront, can display it in its native file format, for instance, as a PDF or an image, instead of downloading it. 

Other new features include support for SUSE Linux Enterprise clients, forced deletion of file shares, and end-to-end performance improvements. 

All of the features noted above are supported in every region AWS Storage Gateway is available today for newly created File Gateways. A software update for existing gateways will be made generally available on December 4, 2017. To request an earlier update, please contact AWS support.

AWS Storage Gateway's file interface, the File Gateway, offers you a seamless way to connect local applications to Amazon S3 cloud storage in order to store files as durable objects. File Gateway provides an NFS mount for Amazon S3, with caching for low-latency local access. 

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