AWS Storage Gateway Types

AWS Storage Gateway is an excellent service that helps you to connect your organization’s on-premises IT environment with AWS cloud storage infrastructure and the integration is very secure, highly scalable, and cost-efficient. In this AWS article, we will discuss the types of Storage Gateway available in AWS.

AWS Storage Gateway Types

There are three types of AWS Storage Gateway and those are as below

  • File Gateway
  • Tape Gateway
  • Volume Gateway
AWS Storage Gateway Types

File Gateway

The File Gateway is again divided into two categories and those are Amazon S3 File Gateway and Amazon FSx File Gateway.

Amazon S3 File Gateway

Amazon S3 File Gateway helps you to store and retrieve different objects using a Server Message Block (SMB) and Network File System (NFS). Network File System (NFS) is one of the excellent industry-standard file protocols.

It helps you to store different files like PDF files, word files, Video files, Pictures, etc. directly on Amazon S3.

You can deploy it as a VMware ESXi virtual machine (VM) or Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine on your on-premises environment.

Amazon FSx File Gateway

Amazon FSx File Gateway is another category of File Gateway that helps you to easily access in-cloud Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file shares from your on-premises environment with low latency.

One of the Best file storage options in terms of bandwidth and latency for fully managed and virtually unlimited Windows file shares.

Tape Gateway

The purpose of the AWS Tape gateway is to take backups.

If you want a secure, cost-effective, durable solution to archive your data in the AWS cloud, then Tape Gateway is a choice there to fulfill your aim.

You can run it as hardware or VM or an Amazon EC2 instance.

Another interesting feature is, that Tape Gateway provides a virtual tape infrastructure that helps your organization to reduce the cost and burden of maintaining a physical tape infrastructure to store your data.

Volume Gateway

Volume Gateway helps you to provide a cloud storage volume based on the Iscsi block protocol and is a block storage that can be used to store different applications, databases, and operating systems.

You can deploy it as a VMware ESXi virtual machine (VM) or Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine on your on-premises environment.

Basically, Volume Gateway is again divided into two categories Cached volumes and Stored volumes.

Cached volumes

  • Cached volumes help you with the intent to use the Amazon S3 as your main or primary storage at the same time keeping your most frequently used data in your local storage gateway.
  • It helps you to access your frequently used data with low latency.
  • Cached volumes save a lot of cost for you.
  • From 1 GB up to 32 TB size is available for the Cached volume.

Stored volumes

  • Stored volumes help you with the opportunity to store your complete data as a copy locally and then you can backup your data asynchronously to AWS.
  • Helps you to access your complete data with low latency.
  • From 1 GB up to 16 TB size is available for the Stored volume.

AWS Storage Gateway FAQ

Which type of AWS storage gateway can be used to backup data with popular backup software?

Answer: Tape Gateway.

What are the different gateway types supported by aws storage gateway service?

Answer: Tape Gateway, Volume Gateway, Amazon FSx File Gateway, Amazon S3 File Gateway.

Where does aws storage gateway primarily store data?

Answer: Amazon S3.

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