Amazon S3 File Gateway

Store and access objects in Amazon S3 from NFS or SMB file data with local caching

Amazon S3 File Gateway provides a seamless way to connect to the cloud in order to store application data files and backup images as durable objects in Amazon S3 cloud storage. Amazon S3 File Gateway offers SMB or NFS-based access to data in Amazon S3 with local caching. It can be used for on-premises data-intensive Amazon EC2-based applications that need file protocol access to S3 object storage.

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Object cloud storage on-demand

Amazon S3 File Gateway provides a seamless way to connect to the cloud in order to store backup images and durable objects in Amazon S3 cloud storage. Customers of all sizes and industries can use Amazon S3 to store and protect your data.

Access to S3 capabilities

Storing data in Amazon S3 means you have access to the latest AWS developer tools and S3 API. Amazon S3 storage management tools like versioning, Cross-Region replication (CRR), and lifecycle management policies can lower the cost of long-term archiving, simplify audit and compliance requirements, and safeguard all of your data, not just the data kept on-premises.

Integration with AWS services for cloud-native use cases

File data can be stored as objects in S3 and use native AWS services to run big data analytics, serverless, high-performance computing (HPC), and machine learning (ML) to gain insights from your unstructured data sets, while still integrating with your on-premises environments.


Moderna Therapeutics is pioneering a new class of drugs with the vast potential to treat many diseases across a range of drug modalities and therapeutic areas. AWS Storage Gateway has transformed the way Moderna moves data into the cloud. File Gateway enables Moderna to easily integrate data files from analytical instruments, and transparent Amazon S3 storage lets Moderna easily connect their cloud-based applications to leverage the powerful storage capabilities of S3. With File Gateway, Moderna can unleash the full power of AWS on their instrument data.
King is a leading interactive entertainment company whose franchises include the famed Candy Crush mobile game. Storage Gateway helps King store backups offsite, create online archives of big files, and easily expand their file servers. With File Gateway, King has their most used files local, and all of the files are stored safely in AWS. King uses Storage Gateway whenever they need a quick way to have big storage available.
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