AWS Announces File Cache Service, and Other Storage Perks Amazon Web Services (AWS), presented several storage-related product updates during its Storage Day event. This included a hybrid cloud solution called Amazon File Cache. Amazon File Cache, a high-speed cache that can handle file data stored in multiple locations, on-premises and in the cloud, will be made generally available in 2022. According to Veliswa Boya, AWS senior developer advocate, Amazon File Cache is “temporary and high-performance storage location.” Boya explained that Amazon File Cache “enables you to make dispersed information sets available to file-based AWS applications with a single view and at high speeds with submillisecond latencies, up to hundreds of gigabytes of throughput, and with a unified view.” Amazon File Cache is designed for a wide range of cloud bursting workloads. It can also be used to create hybrid workflows that include media rendering and transcoding, electronic design automation (EDA), and big data analytics. The Storage Day event also featured:
- Amazon EBS Snapshots now allows you to exclude certain volumes. Bota explained that you can now choose which volumes you want to exclude from the create-snapshots procedure using a single API call, or by using Amazon EC2 console. This will result in significant cost savings.
- Applicability Statement 2 protocol support in AWS Transfer Family service. This allows it to be in compliance with security regulations in financial, health care and life sciences industries. Boya described Transfer Family as a way to “seamlessly move, automate and monitor your file transfers into and out Amazon S3 (Amazon Elastic File System) (Amazon EFS), using the SFTP and FTPS protocols.”
- Launch of the AWS Transfer Family Delivery Program to partners that “deliver cloud native Managed File Transfer (MFT), and business-tobusiness (B2B), file exchange solutions using AWS Transfer Family.”
- Five additional storage learning badges.
You can view the 2022 Storage Day event on Twitch here.