Metallic Backup Gateway


The backup gateway functions as a gateway between a data source and the Metallic cloud backup service. The backup gateway resides adjacent to the data source to provide low latency and high performance.

Metallic backup gateways perform the roles of both an access node and a backup gateway:

  • Access nodes enable Metallic to connect with, discover, back up, and restore your data source that the Metallic control panel cannot access directly by the Metallic control plane.

  • Backup gateways move data to and from the access nodes to the storage targets. Backup gateways also perform deduplication operations before moving data to storage targets.

The following cases require a backup gateway: