AWS Storage Gateway Overview

AWS Storage Gateway is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Cloud Storage Gateways. It is most often compared to StorSimple: AWS Storage Gateway vs StorSimple

What is AWS Storage Gateway?

AWS Storage Gateway is a hybrid storage service that enables your on-premises applications to seamlessly use AWS cloud storage. You can use the service for backup and archiving, disaster recovery, cloud bursting, storage tiering, and migration. Your applications connect to the service through a gateway appliance using standard storage protocols, such as NFS and iSCSI. The gateway connects to AWS storage services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, and Amazon EBS, providing storage for files, volumes, and virtual tapes in AWS. The service includes a highly-optimized data transfer mechanism, with bandwidth management, automated network resilience, and efficient data transfer, along with a local cache for low-latency on-premises access to your most active data.

AWS Storage Gateway Buyer's Guide

Download the AWS Storage Gateway Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: March 2021

AWS Storage Gateway Customers

King, NEWLOG Consulting, Southern Oregon University, Religare Enterprises Limited, TGIX CloudCover, Moderna Therapeutics, JustGiving, VeriStor

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Director with 201-500 employees
Real User
Jun 4, 2018
Simple, inexpensive, easily implemented for an existing backup environment

What is our primary use case?

Backup, archiving, and disaster recovery.

How has it helped my organization?

I’m not able to answer this question, due to the sensitivity of the use case. I use this product in support of a government contract.

What is most valuable?

It's an inexpensive, simple solution that is easily implemented for an existing backup environment.

What needs improvement?

Although we have not used this application long, I am not sure, in its current configuration, that we could scale this solution to meet our needs.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO -
Top 10
Jan 22, 2017
AWS (Amazon) storage gateway, first, second and third impressions
Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the beta of their new storage gateway functionality that enables access of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) from your different applications using an appliance installed in your data center site. With this beta launch, Amazon joins other startup vendors who are providing standalone gateway appliance products (e.g. Nasuni etc) along with those who have disappeared from the market (e.g. Cirtas). In addition to gateway vendors, there are also those with cloud access added to their software tools such as (e.g. Jungle Disk that access both Rack space and Amazon S3 along with Commvault Simpana Cloud connector among others). There are also vendors that have joined cloud access gateways as part of their storage systems such as TwinStrata among others…