Cloud Storage Gateway

What Does Cloud Storage Gateway Mean?

A cloud storage gateway is a software or hardware networking device that provides connectivity and protocol translation services between a cloud storage service provider and local customer application. It is implemented on a local machine or application to facilitate data transfer between incompatible protocols, security and compression services.

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A cloud storage gateway is also known as a cloud storage controller or cloud storage appliance.

Techopedia Explains Cloud Storage Gateway

A cloud storage gateway is designed to provide interoperability between different data protocols used in a client/server cloud architecture. It allows interoperability between the application programming interface (API) of a client’s REST/SOAP-based data storage and Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Fiber Channel (FC) and other cloud storage server system protocols.

Generally, cloud storage gateways are implemented as software gateways that provide a suite of services to facilitate seamless data transfer and retrieval between remote cloud storage servers, data compression for faster transfer, version management and control of entire storage snapshots and run-time encryption, which ensures secure data transmission.

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