Cloud Computing

AWS Appliance Connects On-Premises Apps to AWS Storage Services

AWS Storage Gateway, which enables hybrid cloud storage with local caching functionality, is a cloud service for backup/archiving, disaster recovery, cloud data processing, storage tiering and migration. Now it's available in a hardware appliance from Amazon Web Services.

"AWS Storage Gateway uses standard storage protocols (NFS, SMB, iSCSI, and iSCSI-VTL), so your applications can store files, block volumes, snapshots, and virtual tape backups in AWS," the company said in a post last week announcing the new hardware appliance that comes with Storage Gateway software pre-installed.

Specifically, that software runs on a validly configured appliance based on a Dell EMC PowerEdge server. AWS said it provides customers with another deployment option in addition to virtual machine implementations such as VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V or Amazon EC2.

The appliance can be bought on the Amazon Web storefront with an Amazon or Amazon Business account.

Further information is available in the Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance user guide here.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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