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Amazon Announces AWS Storage Gateway For Enterprise Data

Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company , today announced the AWS Storage Gateway, a service that provides enterprises with a new option to upload data to the AWS cloud.

The AWS Storage Gateway connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage for integration between on-premises IT environments and AWS storage infrastructure. The service provides low-latency performance by maintaining data in on-premises storage hardware while asynchronously uploading data to AWS, where it is encrypted and securely stored in the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

The AWS Storage Gateway also makes it easy to leverage the on-demand compute capacity of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for additional capacity during peak periods, for new projects, or as a more cost-effective way to run normal enterprise workloads. To take advantage of this compute capacity, enterprises can mirror on-premises data to Amazon EC2 instances by using the AWS Storage Gateway to upload the data to Amazon S3 in the form of Amazon EBS snapshots. Amazon EBS volumes can be created from these snapshots (using either the AWS Management Console or Amazon EC2?s APIs) and attached to Amazon EC2 compute instances. Once attached, enterprises? Amazon EC2 instances will have access to this data to do any processing or computation desired.

IT-Lifeline provides data vaulting and disaster recovery services to regulated industries such as banking and healthcare organizations.

Datapipe offers solutions for managing and securing mission-critical IT services.

Pricing for the AWS Storage Gateway is $125/month per installed gateway and comes with a 60 day free trial. Snapshot storage pricing starts at only $0.14 per gigabyte per month. For complete details, visit http://aws.amazon.com/storagegateway.


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