AWS Launches A New Type Of AWS Storage Gateway: Amazon Fsx File Gateway

Not too long ago, AWS launched Amazon FSx File Gateway as a brand new sort of AWS Storage Gateway, offering prospects with a approach to entry knowledge saved within the cloud with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, as an alternative of utilizing and managing on-premises file servers. Amazon FSx File Gateway optimizes the on-premises entry of file shares by sustaining a neighborhood cache of frequently-accessed knowledge.

AWS Storage Gateway, the general public cloud supplier, provides prospects a hybrid cloud storage service with nearly limitless storage capability at decrease prices. They will, as an illustration, leverage the gateway to maneuver backups to the cloud, use on-premises file shares backed by cloud storage, and supply low latency entry to knowledge in AWS for on-premises purposes. For such use instances, AWS provides 4 several types of gateways, together with the brand new Amazon FSx Gateway subsequent to the Amazon S3 File Gateway, Tape Gateway, and Volume Gateway.

In line with AWS News Blog on the Amazon FSx Gateway, the gateway is a perfect answer to think about when prospects like to exchange their on-premises file servers. The creator Steve Roberts, developer advocate at AWS, wrote:


Amazon FSx File Gateway is an answer for transferring network-attached storage (NAS) into the cloud whereas persevering with to have low-latency, seamless entry in your on-premises customers. This contains two general-purpose NAS use-cases that use the SMB file protocol: end-user residence directories and departmental or group file shares.

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