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AWS Storage Gateway now supports 15 TiB tapes



[AWS Storage Gateway](/storagegateway/) increases the maximum supported virtual tape size on [Tape Gateway](/storagegateway/vtl/) from 5 TiB to 15 TiB, enabling you to store more data on a single virtual tape and reducing the number of tapes you need to manage. Additionally, this enhancement makes migrating long-term retention data stored on physical tapes to AWS easier by enabling you to copy data from Linear Tape-Open (LTO) generation 1 to generation 7 tapes to a virtual tape in AWS. [Tape Gateway supports all leading backup applications]( and enables you to replace physical tapes on premises with virtual tapes in AWS without changing existing workflows. Tape Gateway caches data on premises for low-latency access, compresses and encrypts data in transit to AWS, and moves virtual tapes from Amazon S3 Standard to Amazon S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval or Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive to help you minimize storage costs. [AWS Snowball with Tape Gateway](/storagegateway/vtl/) supports offline migration of data stored on physical tapes to AWS. The new capability is available on new gateways starting today, and will be made available on existing gateways through a software update starting October 13, 2022\. For Tape Gateway pricing information, visit the [pricing page]( To get started, visit the AWS Storage Gateway [management console]( To learn more, visit the AWS Storage Gateway [User Guide]( [](