Introducing AWS Storage Gateway: A Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution
Cloud migration is in full swing at the moment, with many companies migrating their entire infrastructure to AWS. Some businesses still rely heavily upon traditional on-premises data centres. Many enterprises only have one option to leverage AWS, a hybrid cloud solution.
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1. AWS Storage Gateway 2. Types of AWS Storage Gateway Use Cases Storage Gateway supports host platforms5. Takeaway6. CloudThat7. FAQs Today we will be discussing AWS Storage Gateway. This is an AWS service that many hybrid clouds have benefited from. We will discuss its operation, use cases, and how it can be used to boost business growth.
1. AWS Storage Gateway:
AWS Storage Gateway, a hybrid cloud storage solution, assists businesses in overcoming problems and bridging gaps between their cloud and on-premise systems. Storage Gateway allows on-premises applications to use cloud storage by allowing low-latency data access using standard storage protocols. While a local cache can save your most recent data, the cloud offers greater data protection, durability and availability, security, speed, and scalability than traditional storage. Storage Gateway is a quick and easy way to get started with the cloud. It can be activated, deployed, and used for your apps.
An AWS Storage Gateway can be hosted on-premises as a virtual machine (VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM), or in Amazon EC2 instances. It also has the option to be configured as a standalone hardware appliance in AWS. Storage Gateway is also free from the need for additional hardware or networking.
Standard storage protocols such as NFS, SMB and iSCSI VTL can be used to access AWS Cloud storage. This allows current applications to access AWS Cloud storage with minimal modification.
A local cache to provide low-latency application access.
Data transfers between AWS Cloud and on-prem are optimized and secured.
Integration with other Amazon Web Services cloud storage service such as Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon FSx Windows File Server, Amazon EBS Backup, and Amazon S3 Glacier.
AWS Key Management Service, (KMS), AWS Identity and Access Management Management (IAM), AWS CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch are all integrated.
2. Types of AWS Storage Gateway:
AWS offers four types of Gateways
Amazon S3 File Gateway
Amazon FSx File Gateway
Amazon S3 File Gateway is a file interface that allows users store files in Amazon S3 as objects using industry-standard NFS or SMB file protocols. Users can then access those files via NFS or SMB from their datacenter or Amazon EC2, directly in Amazon S3. Filesystem metadata such as ownership, permissions and timestamps is securely saved in S3 in user metadata in the object associated to the file. Items can be migrated to S3 as native objects. Bucket policies such as lifecycle management or Cross-Region Replication are available for objects in your bucket. Amazon CloudWatch by Amazon S3 File Gateway also publishes audit logs of SMB file sharing user actions.
Amazon FSx File Gateway uses industry-standard SMB protocol for fast, low-latency connectivity to fully managed, highly reliable and scalable file sharing in the cloud. Amazon FSx can be used by customers to store and access file data. It supports Windows-native compatibility and includes shadow copies, complete NTFS support, and Access Control Lists. Amazon FSx File Gateway is ideal to store and access file-based enterprise applications. It can also be used for workloads such user or group file sharing, online media management, and media workflows.
Tape Gateway connects your backup application to an iSCSI virtual tape library (VTL), which contains vi