Last week, Amazon announced the most recent addition to its AWS product portfolio: The Amazon Storage Gateway, a simple, powerful way to back up on-premise data to Amazon's S3 storage infrastructure.
But the Storage Gateway is not just a cloud-based backup solution. It also opens the door to using Amazon EC2 instances as a means to provide disaster recovery.
To get a better feel for the possibilities, I decided to set one up for myself. What I found is an initial release product that is not without some serious limitations, but well worth the time to experiment with, nonetheless.
This story, "Hands on with Amazon Storage Gateway" was originally published by InfoWorld.