Amazon Web Services this morning announced the general availability of AWS Import/Export for Amazon Simple Storage Service (aka S3), with a new web service interface that enables easy management of data transfers and migrations.
According to the press release, the new feature accelerates moving large amounts of data in and out using portable storage devices for transport. For large data sets, AWS Import/Export is said to be ‘significantly faster’ than transfers over the Internet.
The AWS Import/Export service isn’t brand new and was already available for a number of companies, but as of today is generally available. The price is $80.00 per storage device handled and $2.49 per data-loading-hour.
In addition, Amazon Web Services today also announced support for Amazon S3 in the AWS Management Console.