Using the AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance - AWS Storage Gateway

Using the AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance

The AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance is a physical hardware appliance with the Storage Gateway software preinstalled on a validated server configuration. You can manage your hardware appliance from the Hardware page on the AWS Storage Gateway console.

The hardware appliance is a high-performance 1U server that you can deploy in your data center, or on-premises inside your corporate firewall. When you buy and activate your hardware appliance, the activation process associates your hardware appliance with your AWS account. After activation, your hardware appliance appears in the console as a gateway on the Hardware page. You can configure your hardware appliance as a file gateway, tape gateway, or volume gateway type. The procedure that you use to deploy and activate these gateway types on a hardware appliance is same as on a virtual platform.

The AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance can be ordered directly from the AWS Storage Gateway console.

To order a hardware appliance

  1. Open the Storage Gateway console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/home and choose the AWS Region that you want your appliance in.

  2. Choose Hardware from the navigation pane.

  3. Choose Order appliance, and then choose Proceed. You are redirected to the AWS Elemental Appliances and Software Management Console to request a sales quote.

  4. Fill out the necessary information and choose Submit.

Once the information has been reviewed, a sale quote is generated and you are able to proceed with the ordering process and submit a Purchase Order, or arrange for pre-payment.

To view a sales quote or order history for the hardware appliance

  1. Open the Storage Gateway console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/home.

  2. Choose Hardware from the navigation pane.

  3. Choose Quotes and orders, and then choose Proceed. You are redirected to the AWS Elemental Appliances and Software Management Console to review sales quotes and order history.

In the sections that follow, you can find instructions about how to set up, configure, activate, launch, and use an AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance.