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How to create SMB file shares with AWS Storage Gateway using Hyper-V

Businesses across different industries can face several challenges when managing their storage, including new redundancy requirements across locations, hardware renewals, and maximum capacity limits. To purchase additional hardware, companies typically have to take an investment that involves capacity planning for the next three to five years, as well as a potentially lengthy procurement process for […]

Mounting Amazon S3 to an Amazon EC2 instance using a private connection to S3 File Gateway

Customers rehosting applications in the cloud that deal with large files and unstructured data can benefit by utilizing object storage from a performance, scalability, and cost perspective, as compared to block or file storage. If a legacy or COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) application being migrated doesn’t inherently support object storage services like Amazon S3, it may be […]

Integrate an SAP ASE database to Amazon S3 using AWS Storage Gateway

Customers running workloads on an SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database (previously known as Sybase ASE) regularly take database backups to meet their disaster recovery (DR) and data protection compliance. Critical workloads often require a longer database backup retention period due to regulatory requirements. Storing these database backup files on-premises involves higher capacity, increased cost, […]

Automatic tape deletion with AWS Storage Gateway

Virtual tapes offer a great replacement for cumbersome and expensive physical tapes and are ideal for hybrid workloads looking to take advantage of cloud scale and availability. Virtual tapes can already be less costly than physical tapes and offer more flexibility, less overhead, and better security, but you can save even more money through proper […]

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Collecting, archiving, and retrieving surveillance footage with AWS

Video feeds and still images from judiciary locations are considered critical forms of evidence in the court of law. These locations can be police stations and government offices or even civil locations of importance like banks and hospitals. As governments, particularly in smart cities rely upon video surveillance, it is critical to design a cost […]

AWS Storage Gateway in 2021 – Year in Review

It has become customary for us to share with our customers the new AWS Storage Gateway enhancements every year. As we did in 2020 and 2019, through this blog I’m reviewing all the new Storage Gateway launches from 2021. I’ll cover how the new enhancements make it easier for customers to access AWS Storage from […]

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AWS and Tape Ark partner to migrate petabytes of tape data using AWS Snowball with Tape Gateway

The last century has seen some remarkable innovation that has created new possibilities in a wide range of computing areas. Most remarkable of all is that companies around the world can now have all of their data in one place, completely accessible, all of the time. Amazon S3 and all of the S3 storage classes […]

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What’s in store with AWS Storage at re:Invent 2021

This is by far my favorite post that I write every year, it’s the re:Invent preview for AWS Storage! On behalf of the entire AWS Storage team, I am excited to tell you some of the highlights of the storage category that you shouldn’t miss. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted for the global […]

Planning to replace a data center NAS with Amazon FSx File Gateway

In April, AWS released a new type of AWS Storage Gateway called the Amazon FSx File Gateway. Similar to the AWS Storage Gateway products that provide a convenient on-premises front-end for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) storage, the FSx File Gateway provides a local front-end for an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file […]

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Accessing your file workloads from on premises with File Gateway

Our customers tell us that they face many challenges for their on-premises file workloads. Growing infrastructure costs, storage capacity limits, upcoming warranty renewals, insufficient data protection, and a never-ending cycle of hardware refreshes have them considering new approaches. When looking at replacement solutions in the cloud, there are often concerns of latency and ability to […]