AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide

AWS Storage Gateway

AWS Storage Gateway is a service that connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to provide seamless and secure integration between your on-premises IT environment and the AWS storage infrastructure in the cloud.

The following list details the differences for using this service in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region compared to other AWS Regions:

  • A file gateway created inside AWS GovCloud (US-West) cannot connect to a bucket outside of this region.

  • A file gateway created outside of AWS GovCloud (US-West) cannot connect to a bucket inside this region.

  • Two types of endpoints: FIPS-enabled endpoint and TLS-enabled endpoint are available.

For more information about AWS Storage Gateway, see the AWS Storage Gateway documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All data entered and stored in tapes and volumes can contain ITAR-regulated data. All data entered and stored in S3 using the file gateway can contain ITAR-regulated data, as described in Amazon S3.

AWS Storage Gateway metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This metadata includes all configuration data that you enter when creating and maintaining your gateway in AWS Storage Gateway, including but not limited to:

  • Storage Gateway name.

  • Tape barcode.

  • The name of the iSCSI initiator configured for CHAP.

Do not enter ITAR-regulated data into the following console fields:

  • Resource tag: Key

  • Resource tag: Value

AWS Storage Gateway AMI Information

The following table lists the available AWS Storage Gateway AMIs in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) region.

Gateway Type AMI ID

File Gateway

ami-1ee0757f us-gov-west-1