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.