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June 14, 2010

Amazon rolls out Import/Export services for S3

Also adds point-and-click access to Amazon S3 via the AWS Management Console

By CBR Staff Writer

Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, has released AWS Import/Export for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), with a new web service interface that enables easy management of data transfers and migrations.

The AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. For large data sets, AWS Import/Export is often faster than internet transfer and more cost effective than upgrading network connectivity, the company claims.

Amazon Web Services also announced its support for Amazon S3 in the AWS Management Console. The AWS Management Console provides convenient management of compute, storage, and other AWS cloud resources through a simple point-and-click, web-based interface.

The company said that Amazon S3 user can now easily create buckets, upload objects and set access controls, all from a browser and without needing to write any code.

Alyssa Henry, general manager of Amazon S3, said: "Companies have used AWS Import/Export for everything from time-sensitive imports at the end of a datacentre lease, to exporting large data sets to their customers, to disaster recovery. We’re excited to make the service generally available and even easier to use."

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