AWS Storage Blog

AWS Storage Day 2019

9:00 a.m. PST

Welcome to AWS Storage Day!

Welcome to the AWS Storage Day live blog! We’ve got a lot of news coming over the next few hours, and we’ll keep you updated here. Keep checking back from time to time for the latest.

Start off by listening to Dave Vellante from theCUBE introduce all that is coming ahead:

AWS Storage Gateway

Our first announcements for today are for AWS Storage Gateway!

AWS Storage Gateway now features High Availability (HA) on VMware and increased performance for Tape and File Gateway.

Check out our post on the Storage Blog with more on the AWS Storage Gateway launches.

Don’t forget to listen to Asa Kalavade, GM, Storage Gateway, DataSync, Transfer, talk about AWS Storage Gateway:


9:45 a.m. PST

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Now we’ve got a bunch of new capabilities for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server customers!

Check out this post on the AWS News Blog with more on the FSx for Windows File Server launches.

While you wait for our next launch, listen to Edward Naim, GM, FSx for Windows File Server, talk about Amazon FSx for Windows:


9:55 a.m. PST

Amazon S3

We are pleased to announce that Amazon S3 now enables S3 Replication Time Control to provide predictable replication times for new S3 objects, backed by a Service Level Agreement, with associated Amazon CloudWatch metrics!

Check out this post on the AWS News Blog with more on the Amazon S3 feature launch. Also, be sure not to miss the Amazon S3 online Storage Tech Talk, next week on November 25, about configuring and managing Amazon S3 replication.

Here is Kevin Miller, Head of Engineering, S3, with information on S3 Replication Time Control:


10:55 a.m. PST

Amazon EFS

We are excited to announce that Amazon EFS is now available in four new AWS Regions:

  • Middle East (Bahrain)
  • EU (Stockholm)
  • South America (Sao Paulo)
  • Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)

Before you move on from our fourth launch of the day, make sure to listen to Duncan Lennox, Director of Product Management, EFS, talk about the regional expansion of Amazon EFS:


11:00 a.m. PST

AWS DataSync

Now we would like to announce some AWS DataSync updates!

  • We’re announcing a price reduction of 68% for AWS DataSync effective from November 1, 2019.
  • We’re also adding the ability to schedule data transfers in DataSync.
  • AWS DataSync is now available in five additional Regions: Europe (Stockholm), South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and AWS GovCloud (US-East).

Check out our post on the Storage Blog with more on the AWS DataSync launches.


12:00 p.m. PST

Listen to Wayne Duso, GM, File, Hybrid-Edge, Data Transfer, and Data Protection, talk about why you should migrate your data to the AWS Cloud:


12:15 p.m. PST

Amazon EBS

And last, but definitely not least, we’re announcing EBS Fast Snapshot Restore!

Check out this post on the AWS News Blog with more on the launch of EBS Fast Snapshot Restore.

Make sure to listen to Ashish Palekar, Director of Product Management, EBS, discuss EBS Fast Snapshot restore:


12:20 p.m. PST

Thanks for joining us on AWS Storage Day

That’s it for it today! Thanks for joining us for AWS Storage Day. If you’re coming to AWS re:Invent, make sure to register to join us for the Storage Leadership Session (STG201-L) on Tuesday, December 3, at 1:45pm to learn more about these and other new AWS Storage features and functionality. If you’re not coming to re:Invent and have some time on November 22, check out the online Storage Tech Talk: What’s New With AWS Storage.

Let us know in the comments what you’re most excited about, or if you have any questions about these launches! Also, get a full recap of Storage Day on the AWS News Blog.


November 22, 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

We have something great that we just couldn’t leave out – episode 344 of the AWS Podcast! As a “super very, very special” episode released on November 21 and featuring Bill Vass, VP, Technology, Automation and Messaging, talking about the new AWS Storage launches, it’s something you want to listen to.

Thanks again for checking into AWS Storage Day!

Linda Xu

Linda Xu

Linda Xu is Director of Storage Product Marketing at AWS. Linda and her team drive Go-To-Market strategy and execution of the AWS storage portfolio. Prior to joining AWS, Linda held various positions at Hitachi Vantara including VP of Solutions and Cloud Services Marketing, and VP of Product Marketing. Linda also held positions ranging from strategic planning, BD, and pricing at Dell. Linda has an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She is also a co-author of Cloud Storage for Dummies.