Posted On: Nov 22, 2019

AWS DataSync is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region. In June 2019 we also announced that DataSync is available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. DataSync is an online data transfer service that automates and accelerates copying data between Network File System (NFS) or Server Message Block (SMB) file servers, Amazon S3 buckets, and Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file systems. Customers use DataSync to migrate data to AWS, to transfer data to the cloud for analysis and processing, and to replicate data to AWS for archiving or business continuity.  

DataSync is capable of achieving speeds of up to 10x faster than open source tools, using a purpose-built network protocol with built-in encryption and end-to-end data validation. The AWS GovCloud (US) Regions are designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud if you have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements. With this latest release you can now use DataSync to securely copy sensitive data between your sites and the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region.  

AWS DataSync is now available in all commercial and AWS GovCloud Regions – outside of China. You can learn more about AWS DataSync on the product page and about the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions here.