AWS Storage Gateway

AWS Storage Gateway

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AWS Storage Gateway

Overview

What is AWS Storage Gateway?

AWS Storage Gateway hybrid cloud storage connects on-premise resources to the AWS Cloud and integrates with AWS storage and archiving services to create a backup and recovery solution.
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8 out of 10
November 03, 2022
We use SG to take in all sorts of information from trusted and public sources. SG allows us to have a single ping of entry rather than …
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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Details

What is AWS Storage Gateway?

AWS Storage Gateway hybrid cloud storage connects on-premise resources to the AWS Cloud and integrates with AWS storage and archiving services to create a backup and recovery solution.

AWS Storage Gateway Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use SG to take in all sorts of information from trusted and public sources. SG allows us to have a single ping of entry rather than supporting multiple services. This has really simplified our process and allowed us to focus on other more important issues within our organization.
  • Easy to deploy: Setting the solution up took much less time than anticipated.
  • AWS management Console facilitates monitoring: This allowed us to ditch a home baked solution in lieu this great tool!
  • Secure data transfer: Easily passing our company audits and standards for security.
  • VM integration
  • Expensive Gateway pricing: This can be pricy but worth in the long run.
SG is well suited for complete cloud overhauls and moving backups. Due to the low latency access, your data is always at your fingertips.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use s3 for storing backups of our on-prem databases and the AWS Storage gateway acts as a middleware connecting s3 from on-prem servers.
  • Good set of endpoints like s3, glacier etc.
  • Latency is low
  • Secure way to connect to the storage
  • Tough API, could be simplified
  • Does not route based on logic
  • Could not use tags
It is well suited for our backups. We store backups in 2 places EBS volumes in VPC and s3 buckets. From our on-prem servers, we connect to both and backup job runs smooth. It is less appropriate if you are already hosting in the AWS Cloud. There are direct ways to access storage areas without the need for gateway.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use AWS Storage Gateway for accessing different storage services like S3. We use Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon EBS volume, and AWS Backup services extensively in my current organization.
  • Manages security quite well.
  • Make easy for accessing Amazon Cloud Storage.
  • Well Documented and easy to configure.
  • Logging can be improved on failure.
If we want to access Amazon services like S3 in a more secure way, we can implement AWS Storage Gateway. We have implemented AWS Storage Gateway for accessing all our S3 bucket objects.
October 31, 2022

Great but overpriced.

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest cloud infrastructure, provider. We tried their Generous Free-Tier for one year. For a small business like ourselves, this is a huge deal in moving to AWS from other cloud providers, as I can try out most of its services before upgrading to premium specifications. Plus, their customer support is good.
  • Support
  • One-stop destination.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Huge service offerings.
  • Prices
  • Training and Use of the platform.
Even though in the web3 space, we should not fully trust any servers or storage due to security but Amazon provides a great level of security and data privacy which is harder to implement on our own. I like the fact that the process of setting it up is fast compared to the others.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Amazon is a guarantee. Its services are extremely reliable and of great help in the growth of your business. AWS Storage Gateway provides a platform that can host a large number of storages, with the ability to share files with all members. Easy and useful, so you never lose your precious work.
  • Sharing files with other users
  • Upload and saves storage
  • Safety and reliability
  • Editing of files
  • Coworking in the same file
In the company it is widely used, having the need to displace servers and information, AWS Storage Gateway provides us with the possibility of having all files under control, without weighing on local hard drives, which fill up very often.Moreover, thanks to the synchronization with the on-premise tools, it is possible to archive everything automatically.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Storage Gateway is a service that allows in AWS that connects an on-premises software appliance with the cloud-based storage. AWS Storage Gateway offers such a storage gateway. It allows you to securely store data in AWS cloud for the scalable and cost-effective storage. AWS storage gateway is available for download as a Virtual Machine image which you can install on a host in a data center.
  • Helps the user to store data on to cloud
  • Connects the on-premise data to the virtual machines
  • Synchronous backup of data
  • Initial setup of the service is difficult
  • More user-engaging videos to be developed to help users understand all the uses
  • Allow unstructured data to be stored as well
AWS Storage Gateway is well suited for storing your organization's data on a cloud premise. It helps you to access the data more efficiently rather than if the data was stored on physical systems. AWS security is top of it's class feature that makes the AWS Storage Gateway even more desirable. However it does not allow storing of unstructured data. So if you're looking to store different types of data, you might have a hard time with AWS Storage Gateway
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have used AWS Storage Gateway for over a few years now. AWS Storage Gateway offers an user friendly way to access stored data and files from our servers (cloud) and also has very easy linking access. This solution allows us to back up our data and restore data when needed. My overview, AWS Storage Gateway offers very secure storage for confidential.
  • Uploading files is easy.
  • Efficient Data management
  • The documentation AWS Storage Gateway provides is very user friendly
  • Secure storage
  • Lag time can sometimes take longer than expected.
  • The initial set up / configuration wasn't easy for our team to implement.
AWS Storage Gateway performed better than other Data Center Backup solutions we've used in the past because it's cloud based. The initial documentation AWS Storage Gateway provides is very very user friendly, allowing us to set up the AWS Storage Gateway the right way from the start. It did take a few hours to set up but it helps us store sensitive files pretty easily.
James Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Storage Gateway is the most preferred storage platform in our company. It offers both on-premise and cloud storage services for all our data and files. My graphics team relies highly on this product to save our graphic design portfolios and all work that we need for future reference. Security to our data is guaranteed under this platform and it provides faster data transfer rates.
  • Cloud storage services.
  • Faster file transfer services.
  • Provision of flexible storage disks.
  • I have not experienced any challenge while working with this tool.
  • All the features have been performing according to my expectations.
The cost of deployment and acquiring this storage platform is relatively low as compared to that of other platforms. It can be easily customized to provide better storage spaces for different types of workloads. The customer support team is always ready to offer assistance to our team when we reach them to get any assistance. Data security and business insights we get have helped us to advance in service delivery and make great plans that lead to faster growth.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Once we started migrating our service to the cloud, one of the main concerns was the connectivity to storage in AWS Storage Gateway. With AWS Storage Gateway, we were able to easily connect our on-prem storage appliance to the storage solution in the cloud. The caching feature which the storage gateway supports helps us to get frequently accessed data with minimal latency.
  • Helps keep all data storage in one place which secure and highly available.
  • Low cost solution.
  • Highly secure.
  • I would suggest make it more user friendly.
It is very well suited for storing secure content in AWS Storage Gateway for the on-prem environments to access. It works very well in a hybrid environment. Not supported connection to multiple buckets.
Edwin Labirua | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used the AWS Storage Geteway as a virtual tape library to enhance the capacity of our backup environment. The business problem that the product addressed was, it gave us the ability to backup additional servers as we had grown exponentially the last few years. With it we were able to backup important dev and QA systems without impacting the retention policy for our production system.
  • The AWS Storage Gateway can be deployed very quickly. We required only a couple of hours to get it setup and was able to present it to the backup server as a media manager and VTL drives.
  • The provisioning of the virtual tapes was also pretty easy to setup. Being able to utilize Glazier storage provided a great ROI.
  • The documentation AWS provides is very user friendly, allowing us to set up the AWS Storage Gateway the correct way.
  • There was a limitation on the throughput you were able to push thru the AWS Gateway, increasing the backup time negatively impacting the performance of the system being backed up.
  • The inability to have de-duplication required more bandwidth that's what we anticipated decreasing the ROI. The increased egress charges were less than desired.
  • It was somewhat cumbersome when ejecting and retrieving back the virtual tapes. The process and documentation explaining how that piece of the AWS Gateway could have been more clearer.
The AWS Storage Gateway is well suited if you want a quick way to off load your backups to the cloud to eliminate the need of a offsite storage location for physical tapes. The ROI is quite good from that perspective since you can utilize Glacier storage for the virtual tapes. The AWS Storage Gateway is not well suited if data sets being backed up is very large. The lack of de-duplication will add time to your backup. It will also increase the egress charges.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Storage Gateway offers an easy way to access stored data/files virtually from our cloud servers. This solution effectively links our company with cloud servers to ensure fast, secure, and easy access to company data. In addition, we can back up our data and restore data when need be. In a nutshell, AWS Gateway Storage offers secure storage for sensitive files and ensures fast access thanks to easy linking.
  • Accessing data is easy.
  • It's a very secure storage solution.
  • Uploading files is easy.
  • It's easy to backup company data
  • Data management is easy.
  • Straightforward integration with other AWS services.
  • Initial configuration not easy.
  • Not always fast - sometimes it lags.
Whether you need a solution for storing business files or a backup strategy for your company data, AWS Storage Gateway offers all these and more. Having used it for over 5 years, I can recommend it without doubt. It's very secure and is scalable too.
Sahed Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Storage Gateway gives us an opportunity to access our stored data virtually from our cloud storage servers. It has effectively linked our company to our servers and offers faster services that are very reliable. Security of our data is guaranteed from our servers since it is screened by our team before we use it for decision-making
  • Displaying our data virtually from our cloud servers.
  • Provision of storage backup of our data.
  • The platform performance has been excellent.
  • Virtual tools have been reliable.
The services we have received from this product have been always very effective and have highly contributed to improved performance. Volume Gateway gives us the most reliable storage services that can sustain big workloads. Data transfer to our cloud servers is faster as compared to other platforms. The system is well managed and the customer support team can easily be reached when there is a challenge that we cannot handle.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Gateway Storage gives me the secure storage I need for my client files. Working as a therapist all my sessions are recorded as required by law and I no longer need to hold hard copy of my files - it works as a back-up system as well for me - as I store information in my CRM database and AWS. Allowing clients access via AWS S3 to only their files is important. Confidentiality unpins my business. I also store all my course modules on AWS, this allows me to know the course content I produce is not sitting on a website or other platform - everything links with one click.
  • Uploads files securely
  • Provides access to selected individuals
  • Works well for a sole trader like myself without associated high costs
  • Ease of finding useful helpful tips on using AWS
  • Dumbing down of the technical jargon on the site
  • Short sharp to the point step videos - answering some common questions
  • Remembering not everyone is an IT person - could be more user friendly
For therapists and clinicians, like myself, who work online and consult via an online platform such as Zoom AWS S3 gives added security and peace of mind. It is easy to store confidential files and AWS gives the level of security demanded by auditors and law. Not having files stored locally on systems is important for the above reasons - as is enabling others to be sent selected files for their review or reminder of session content. Everything to do with my business and customer interactions can be stored in one place and is easy to access for me but not easy for others.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Storage Gateway is currently being used across the whole organization. It solves our backup requirements as well as some logging requirements we need. We just log, ship, and auto backup using it. Initial configurations were a bit tricky; however, this more complete solution did turn out to be more palatable rather than performing more maintenance.
  • It is good for "forever" solutions for backing up data.
  • It is good for S3 attachments to traditional servers.
  • It is relatively easy to manage, once configured.
  • It is fairly difficult to get initially configured (as with most things AWS).
  • It is not always speedy.
  • Relative location becomes important for speed of consistent usage.
If you have a relatively large infrastructure in place and are consistently backing up servers for legal or compliance reasons, this is a good solution. Also, this fits where you may store logs for review in a point-in-time type of ecological view of your infrastructure. Finally, if you have a large reporting delivery (ETL), this is very handy as well as a quick shortcut for delivery of locally generated reports from the servers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS Storage Gateway is used across the whole organization for specific projects, it let us offer a simple storage solution to our customers through a site to site VPN. With AWS Storage Gateway we provide storage devices to our customers so they can upload/download files to/from AWS using an NFS client on their side.
  • Configuration simplicity.
  • Use of standard storage protocols.
  • Easy integration with AWS services.
  • Data encryption in transit.
  • Cache refreshing method.
  • Storage Gateway instance managed by customer.
AWS Storage Gateway suits for connecting on-premises infrastructure with storage services in AWS, in provides standard storage protocols so it's very easy to set up and use. It can be used also as a backup facility for local data with S3 or Glacier as storage backend services. AWS Storage Gateway is also secure as it encrypts data in transit.
AWS Storage Gateway is supported by the AWS Support team, they provide excellent support and great SLAs for our needs.
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