AWS Storage Gateway increases local storage cache by 4x for Tape and Volume Gateway

Posted on: Nov 9, 2020

AWS Storage Gateway now supports local storage cache of up to 64 TB for Tape Gateway and Volume Gateway, enabling low-latency access to larger working datasets at your premises. Now, you can easily scale your gateway’s local cache to manage more of your application data closer to your on-premises applications and users.  

With this launch, you can improve performance for on-premises applications by managing more of your working datasets in the local cache. The increased scale of the local cache enables you to keep more data on premises minimizing your data access and restore times. Additionally, you can now buffer more data in the local cache for upload when you have limited network bandwidth available to upload data from your gateway to AWS. AWS Storage Gateway supports local storage cache of up to 64 TB for File Gateway, Tape Gateway, and Volume Gateway running on supported virtual machine hypervisors. 

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.  

This expanded capability is 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 or read our blog. Access the Storage Gateway console to get started.