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AWS Import/Export Now in Singapore

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon S3 | | Comments

You can now use the AWS Import/Export service to import and export data into and out of Amazon S3 buckets in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region via portable storage devices with eSATA USB 2.0, and SATA interfaces.

You can ship us a device loaded with data and we’ll copy it to the S3 bucket of your choice. Or you send us an empty device and we’ll copy the contents of one or more buckets to it. Either way, we’ll return the device to you. We work with devices that store up to 8 TB on a very routine basis and can work with larger devices by special arrangement. We can handle data stored on NTFS, ext2, ext3, and FAT32 file systems.

Our customers in the US and Europe have used this service to take on large-scale data migration, content distribution, backup, and disaster recovery challenges.

For example, Malaysia-based AMP Radio Networks runs a web platform for 9 FM radio stations. They host this platform and the associated audio streaming on EC2 and make use of CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and CloudFront. AWS Import/Export allows AMP Radio Networks to transfer huge amounts of data directly from their facilities to AWS. They save time and money and can bring new content more quickly than they could if they had to upload it to the cloud in the traditional way.

— Jeff;