Category Archives: AWS

Instance metadata

Instance metadata is the data about your instance that you can use to configure or manage the running instance. You can get the instance ID, public keys, public IP address and many other information from the instance metadata by firing a URL command in your instance to this URL:


Storage Gateway

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)

General purpose instances

General purpose instances are the most basic type of instances. They provide a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources, and can be used for a variety of workloads. Since you are requiring higher read and write capacity, storage optimized instances should be selected instead.