AWS Storage Gateway automates creating new virtual tapes on Tape Gateway, helping you eliminate manual management of new tapes, easily manage large deployments, and efficiently scale growing on-premises backup and archive storage needs. With this enhancement, Tape Gateway automatically creates new virtual tapes to maintain the minimum number of available tapes you configure and then makes these new tapes available for import by the backup application, enabling your backup jobs to run without interruption. Automatic tape creation removes the need for custom scripting as well as the manual process to create new virtual tapes.