April 2017

Organizations are looking for ways to reduce their physical data center footprints, particularly for secondary workloads such as backups, files, or on-demand workloads. However, bridging data between private data centers and the public cloud comes with a unique set of challenges. Traditional data center services rely on low-latency network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) protocols to access storage locally. Cloud-native applications are generally optimized for API access to data in scalable and durable cloud object storage, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

This paper outlines the basic architecture and best practices for building hybrid environments using AWS Storage Gateway in a file gateway configuration to address key use cases, such as cloud tiering and hybrid cloud backup.

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