AWS Storage Gateway increases performance by 4x for File Gateway

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020

AWS Storage Gateway increases performance for reading data from Amazon S3 for File Gateway, providing you 4x faster access to data managed through the gateway.  

With this launch, you can read files stored in Amazon S3 through the File Gateway at up to 4 Gbps, providing you faster on-premises access to data stored in AWS. Now you can restore backups stored in the cloud more quickly and provide end users with faster access to files in Amazon S3. 

Storage Gateway is a hybrid cloud storage service that provides on-premises applications access to virtually unlimited cloud storage using NFS, SMB, iSCSI, and iSCSI-VTL interfaces through file, tape, and volume gateways. You can use the service for backing up and archiving data to AWS, providing on-premises file shares backed by cloud storage, and providing on-premises applications low-latency access to in-cloud data. 

These capabilities are available on new gateways starting today in every Region where AWS Storage Gateway is available. For existing gateways this new capability will be made available during the next scheduled software update. To learn more, visit the AWS Storage Gateway User Guide. Access the Storage Gateway console to get started.