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AWS Storage Gateway is the #3 ranked solution in top Cloud Storage Gateways. PeerSpot users give AWS Storage Gateway an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. AWS Storage Gateway is most commonly compared to Nasuni: AWS Storage Gateway vs Nasuni. AWS Storage Gateway is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 77% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 14% of all views.
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What is AWS Storage Gateway?
AWS Storage Gateway provides hybrid cloud storage services that give users access to unlimited cloud storage. As a part of the Amazon Web Services, one of the leading on-demand cloud computing platforms, the AWS Storage Gateway allows you to use the AWS storage without the need to rewrite your applications. It does this by providing protocols like iSCSI, NFS, and SMB. It works by caching frequently accessed data on premises and simultaneously storing data on AWS, as well as optimizing data transfer in the cloud. The optimization it provides for AWS is done by sending only changed data and by compressing data.
AWS Storage Gateway provides the option for in-cloud processing by integrating with Amazon S3 and FSx for Windows File Server. It works with AWS Identity and Access Management to secure access management to services and recourse. It is also compatible with data encryption in the cloud by working with AWS Key Management Service, for monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch, and for activity of account logging with AWS CloudTrail. Through AWS Backup, you can manage backup and retention policies for AWS Storage Gateway. Users have access to a maximum supported size of local cache per gateway of up to 64 TiB on a virtual machine.
The use cases for AWS Storage Gateway include the ability to store incoming data from on-premises instruments in Amazon Simple Storage Services, as well as using AWS for data analysis. It provides the opportunity to modernize your interactive file sharing while simplifying management and reducing costs. AWS Storage Gateway is also suitable for backing up data in the cloud, giving users virtually unlimited scale.
The following services allow Amazon Storage Gateway to provide on-premises applications with access to cloud storage:
Amazon S3 File Gateway: Using file protocols like Network File System and Server Message Block, users can store and retrieve objects in Amazon Simple Storage Service S3.
Amazon FSx File Gateway: Store and retrieve files in Amazon FSx for Windows File Server through the Server Message Block protocol.
Volume Gateway: AWS Storage Gateway offers users block storage for on-premises applications. Users can make copies of volumes and manage retention, as well as restore snapshots.
- Tape Gateway: Backup applications are provided with an iSCSI virtual tape library (VTL) interface that consists of virtual tape drivers, virtual tapes, and a virtual media changer.
AWS Storage Gateway Benefits
Due to its value-added features, AWS Storage Gateway has many benefits, which include:
- Ability to store data in AWS on various devices
- Provides virtually unlimited cloud storage because it's based on the AWS cloud
- Integrates with many AWS management services, such as AWS CloudTrail, AWS Identity, Access Management (IAM), Amazon CloudWatch
- Effectively optimizes data transfer to AWS storage
Reviews from Real Users
Rohit V., Associate Manager at UnitedHealth Group, says that the best part about AWS Storage Gateway is that it has flexibility, securitye, and little maintenance. His company no longer worries about security and vulnerability issues since they've started using AWS Storage Gateway.
The Chef manager at an insurance company says AWS Storage Gateway is scalable, handles large amounts of data, and has a straightforward installation. His company uses it for migration purposes from their on-premise data.
Bahattin Y., CTO at BE1 consultancy, says that AWS Storage Gateway is a flexible solution with a good response time and easy-to-use storage. His organization uses it for a crypto exchange.
AWS Storage Gateway Customers
King, NEWLOG Consulting, Southern Oregon University, Religare Enterprises Limited, TGIX CloudCover, Moderna Therapeutics, JustGiving, VeriStor
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