Storage Gateway is a service in AWS that connects an on-premises software appliance with the cloud-based storage to provide secure integration between an organization’s on-premises IT environment and AWS storage infrastructure.
Storage Gateway service allows you to securely store the data in AWS cloud for the scalable and cost-effective storage.
Storage Gateway is a virtual appliance which is installed in a hypervisor running in a Data center used to replicate the information to the AWS particularly S3.
Amazon Storage Gateway’s virtual appliance is available for download as a virtual machine (VM) image which you can install on a host in your data center.
Storage Gateway supports either Vmware EXI or Microsoft Hyper-V.
Once you have installed the storage gateway, link it with your AWS account through the activation process, and then you can use the AWS Management Console to create the storage gateway option.
There are three types of Storage Gateways:
- File Gateway (NFS)
- Volume Gateway (iSCSI)
- Tape Gateway (VTL)