Posted On: Jan 25, 2022

Amazon S3 File Gateway now supports schedule-based network bandwidth throttling, enabling you to optimize network use between your data center and Amazon S3 storage for data synchronization. Customers that share their internet or DirectConnect access with other on premises applications and users, can now schedule when and how much bandwidth S3 File Gateway uses.

With this launch, you can throttle network bandwidth used by the gateway to synchronize on-premises data with AWS, based on a schedule you set on the gateway. This gives you the ability to optimally use your network connection to AWS, regulating bandwidth use during peak time to minimize network congestion and using all your available bandwidth during off-peak hours.

Amazon S3 File Gateway enables your on-premises applications to seamlessly store files as objects in Amazon S3, and access them using industry standard file access protocols such as NFS and SMB. You can use Amazon S3 File Gateway for migrating on-premises file data to AWS while maintaining fast on-premises access to recently accessed data, backing up on-premises file data to AWS, and providing on-premises applications low latency access to data stored in Amazon S3.

This capability is now available on new gateways in all commercial regions. For existing gateways, this new capability will be made available during the next scheduled software update. Visit the AWS Storage Gateway product page to learn more and access the AWS Storage Gateway console to get started.