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New Training: Deploy AWS Storage Gateway NFS Share

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Published on March 3, 2021

In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bart Castle teaches you how to configure and deploy the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Gateway appliance. Learn how to provision gateway volumes, how to configure the gateway software on an EC2 Linux instance, and how to create and connect to an NFS-based share on the new gateway appliance. Watch this new AWS training.

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This training includes:

  • 5 videos

  • 27 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Storage Gateway: Prereqs

  • Storage Gateway: Launching and Configuring a VM Appliance

  • Storage Gateway: Configuring the Gateway

  • Storage Gateway: New Client and Server Verification

  • Storage Gateway: Connecting to NFS Share

AWS Storage Gateway: Bridging the Gap Between On-Premise, Cloud

The AWS Storage Gateway is a powerful tool that businesses can use to create virtually unlimited storage mechanisms in their data centers. By utilizing the power and expandability of AWS S3, the AWS Storage Gateway offers an on-premise solution for using S3. Let's discuss why organizations might want to use this service.

Providing on-premise data storage can be costly and complicated. There are a lot of moving parts to it. Businesses at a minimum need to create a NAS, or more preferably, build out a SAN. As organizations need to increase their storage capacity, that imposes further complications. That means incurring additional hardware costs and figuring out what to do with old data. Depending on how prior storage mechanisms were implemented, it may also be difficult to expand on top of them.

Using S3 mitigates those complications. Businesses can simply upload data to their buckets. Utilizing S3 has other benefits, too. By utilizing S3 life cycle policies, businesses can control how long data is stored, what data is stored in Standard vs. glacier storage, and encrypt data at rest. Building out similar capabilities with on-premise SAN solutions requires additional software, support, and costs.

The AWS Storage Gateway brings all of the benefits of S3 to the on-premise data center. It acts as a bridge by allowing S3 storage mechanisms to be integrated into the local environment and connecting them with existing protocols such as NFS or iSCSI. For many businesses, the cost of utilizing AWS S3 with an AWS Storage Gateway may be cheaper and easier than building out traditional data storage solutions.


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