AWS Storage Gateway increases performance for Tape and File Gateway

Posted on: Nov 20, 2019

AWS Storage Gateway increases performance for reading data from AWS for Tape Gateway, and for reading data and listing directories for File Gateway, providing you faster access to data managed through these gateways. 

Tape Gateway enables you to switch from using physical tapes on premises to virtual tapes in AWS without changing your backup workflows, and supports all leading backup applications. With this launch, your on-premises gateway can read tapes in your virtual tape library in AWS 3 times faster than before, at up to 2 Gbps, helping further reduce the time to recover your tapes from AWS.

File Gateway provides on-premises applications with file-based, cached access to virtually unlimited cloud storage. With this launch, you can read files from the gateway’s local cache at speeds up to 4.8 Gbps and files from AWS at up to 0.8 Gbps, providing you faster access to data stored in the cache or in AWS. In addition, you can now list directories 4 times faster than before, providing Network File System (NFS) or Server Message Block (SMB) users and applications quicker access to file metadata.

Storage Gateway is available in 20 AWS regions, including AWS GovCloud (US-West) and China (Beijing). To optimize your gateway’s performance, you can continuously monitor its throughput, cache utilization, and access patterns, and accordingly adjust its storage, compute, or network resources. To get started, see step-by-step instructions in the AWS Storage Gateway User Guide.