AWS Storage Gateway

The AWS Storage Gateway is a service connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to provide seamless and secure integration between an organization's on-premises IT environment and AWS's storage infrastructure.

Architecture:

Ref: Amazon.com

Features:

  • Provides low-latency performance by maintaining frequently accessed data on-premises while securely storing all of your data encrypted in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) or Amazon Glacier.
  • AWS Storage Gateway supports three configurations
    • Gateway-Cached Volumes: Gateway-Cached Volumes provide substantial cost savings on primary storage, minimize the need to scale your storage on-premises, and provide low-latency access to your frequently accessed data.
    • Gateway-Stored Volumes: In the event you need low-latency access to your entire data set, you can configure your gateway to store your primary data locally, and asynchronously back up point-in-time snapshots of this data to Amazon S3.

Video Links

Excellent intro and architecture overview : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut5TG1ueU1E (35 min)

How to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb8nk0oWJbU ( 10 mins)

 

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