Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

AWS Storage Gateway now makes it easier and faster for you to search, view, and manage your virtual tapes stored in AWS using Tape Gateway. From the Tapes page in the Storage Gateway management console, you can now quickly search for tapes using common filters such as tape barcode and status. You simply select the desired filter from the drop-down menu and quickly narrow down your search to the relevant set of tapes, saving you time and management overhead. For example, to delete archived tapes exceeding your defined retention period, you can use the Archived filter, select the desired date range, and delete all tapes that match your specified filter in just a few clicks.

Tape Gateway supports all leading backup applications and enables you to replace physical tapes on premises with virtual tapes in AWS without changing backup workflows. Tape Gateway caches data on premises for low latency access, compresses and encrypts data in transit to AWS, and transitions virtual tapes to Amazon S3 Glacier or Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive to help you minimize storage costs.

This capability is available starting today in all AWS Regions. Visit the Storage Gateway User guide to learn more, or log into the Storage Gateway console to get started.