Posted On: May 28, 2019

Tape Gateway, a member of the AWS Storage Gateway service family, adds capability to move your virtual tapes archived in Amazon S3 Glacier to Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage class, enabling you to further reduce the monthly cost to store long-term data in the cloud by up to 75%. S3 Glacier Deep Archive is a new S3 storage class that provides secure, durable object storage for long-term data retention and digital preservation.  

Tape Gateway helps you move tape-based backups to AWS without making any changes to your existing backup workflows. You connect your existing backup application to a Tape Gateway deployed as a virtual or hardware appliance on your premises. Tape Gateway compresses, encrypts, and moves your tapes to a virtual tape library in Amazon S3. You can archive your tapes from S3 to S3 Glacier or S3 Glacier Deep Archive, and move tapes archived in S3 Glacier to S3 Glacier Deep Archive. You can retrieve your tapes archived in S3 Glacier and S3 Glacier Deep Archive to S3, in three-to-five hours and within twelve hours, respectively.

Starting today, you can move a virtual tape archived in S3 Glacier to S3 Glacier Deep Archive using assign tape option in Tapes view of AWS Storage Gateway Console or AssignTapePool API.

Tape Gateway is available in 18 AWS regions, including GovCloud (US) and China (Beijing). 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.