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AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. AWS transfers your data directly onto and off of storage devices using Amazon’s high-speed internal network and bypassing the Internet. For significant data sets, AWS Import/Export is often faster than Internet transfer and more cost effective than upgrading your connectivity.
AWS Import/Export supports importing and exporting data into and out of Amazon S3 buckets in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions. The service also supports importing data into Amazon EBS snapshots in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and US West (Northern California) Regions. In addition, AWS Import/Export supports importing data into Amazon Glacier in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), and EU (Ireland).
If you have data you need to upload into the AWS cloud for the first time, AWS Import/Export is often much faster than transferring that data via the Internet.
Send data to your customers on portable storage devices.
If you regularly receive content on portable storage devices from your business associates, you can have them send it directly to AWS for import into Amazon S3 or Amazon EBS or Amazon Glacier.
Send full or incremental backups to Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier for reliable and redundant offsite storage.
In the event you need to quickly retrieve a large backup stored in Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier, use AWS Import/Export to transfer the data to a portable storage device and deliver it to your site.