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Category: AWS Storage Gateway

Recovering from a disaster using AWS Storage Gateway and Amazon S3 Glacier

In the 1960s, a steel box changed the world. The welded steel cargo container may be one of the dullest inventions in history, but you are surrounded by its benefits each and every day. Before the 1960s, items were individually loaded onto a cargo ship and removed when the ship arrived at its destination. This […]

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Easily ingest data into AWS for building data lakes, archiving, and more

An increasing amount of data is being generated and stored each day on premises. The sources of this data range from traditional sources like user or application-generated files, databases, and backups, to machine generated, IoT, sensor, and network device data. Customers are looking for cost optimized and operationally efficient ways to store and access their […]

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Comparing your on-premises storage patterns with AWS Storage services

Many companies want to move to the cloud, and for most of those companies, moving to the cloud starts with an assessment of existing storage infrastructure. It is useful to know how to map existing storage with AWS Storage options to assess the existing storage infrastructure effectively. Companies that take the time to identify where […]

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Protecting backup archives with WORM and Tape Retention Lock

Many AWS customers use AWS Storage Gateway’s Tape Gateway to back up and archive long-term mission-critical on-premises data in Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive. Customers in regulated industries are mandated by governance policies or regulatory compliance rules to retain their data for many years, or even indefinitely. For example, large banks, broker-dealers, and […]

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Expanded availability and streamlined ordering of the AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance

Migrating data to the cloud is one of the primary objectives for many organizations looking to manage rapidly increasing data growth in their IT environments. Many companies want to shrink or eliminate their on-premises infrastructure and use the cloud for their growing storage needs to achieve more scalability, flexibility, and agility, all while lowering costs […]

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Escaping the pain of physical tape management with AWS Storage Gateway

As customers continue their cloud journeys, they want to shrink or eliminate their on-premises infrastructure and use the cloud for their growing business needs. This enables customers to achieve more scalability, flexibility, and agility, all while lowering costs and simplifying management. Moving to the cloud is a strategic business decision that gives you more control […]

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Introducing the Storage Migration Acceleration Program

At AWS, we understand migrating your data is not trivial, especially migrating out of tenured, familiar data storage solutions. It can involve serious and tedious work in designing, planning, and executing your data migration project plan, plus having a contingency plan in place in case of any hiccups. There are both technical and business risks […]

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Automating cache refresh process for File Gateway on AWS Storage Gateway

For AWS Storage Gateway customers, keeping file shares up to date with changes in Amazon S3 buckets is important to ensure that users are not accessing stale data on their file shares. Previously, customers would either initiate a cache refresh for their file shares manually using an API or by managing a process that does […]

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AWS Storage Gateway provides simplified monitoring for File Gateway

Proactively monitoring your AWS Storage Gateway can keep you notified about performance issues and resource constraints if your workloads change over time. Monitoring can be used to indicate if you have network constraints, if the allocated cache storage is not sufficient, or if your root disk is not optimally handling increased workloads. In this post, […]

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Easily store your SQL Server backups in Amazon S3 using File Gateway

Last year, we published a blog showing you how to set up AWS Storage Gateway to store SQL Server backups in Amazon S3, using cloud-backed SMB shares on File Gateway. Customers with growing on-premises backup costs and increasing operational overhead have used this solution to store their SQL Server backups durably and reliably in AWS, […]

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