Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

The AWS Storage Gateway virtual tape library, or Tape Gateway, now supports IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) version 7.1.9 running on Microsoft Windows, and Bacula Enterprise Edition version 10. Additionally, Tape Gateway is compatible with new versions of common backup applications, including Veritas NetBackup 8, Veritas Backup Exec 20, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2016, and Quest NetVault Backup 11 and 12.

The Tape Gateway virtual tape library (VTL) helps you move your tape-based backup and archiving workflows to the AWS cloud easily, while keeping your existing backup applications in place. You connect your backup application to a local Tape Gateway (deployed as a virtual or hardware appliance), which presents itself as a tape library. The service compresses, encrypts and moves your backup data to AWS, storing it in a VTL backed by durable Amazon S3 storage. The local cache on the gateway provides low-latency access to recent backups. You can also easily move your virtual tapes to an archive on Amazon Glacier for long-term retention on durable, low-cost storage, with predictable retrieval in three-to-five hours.

Tape Gateway is available in all AWS regions where Storage Gateway is available, except South America (São Paulo). For more information, visit the Testing Your Gateway Setup documentation, or see step-by-step instructions to get started in the AWS Storage Gateway User Guide.