Posted On: Jan 22, 2021

Starting today, customers can use Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) direct APIs to create EBS snapshots in the Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) Region directly from any block storage data, including on-premises data. With a set of API calls, customers can use EBS snapshots to store data in AWS, regardless of where it resides. This enables customers to achieve business continuity in AWS at a lower cost.

Previously, customers did not have the ability to keep their on-premises data in a format like EBS snapshots that could be quickly and easily recovered into EBS volumes for use cases like disaster recovery. Now, customers can use EBS snapshots to store their on-premises data and use the existing Fast Snapshot Restore feature to quickly recover their data into EBS volumes.

Complete regional availability for the feature can be found here. To learn more about the feature, see the technical documentation and pricing pages for EBS direct APIs.