Amazon Web Services has announced availability of AWS Import/Export for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), with a new web service interface for management of data transfers and migrations. AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. AWS claims that for large data sets, AWS Import/Export can be faster than Internet transfer and more cost effective than upgrading network connectivity.
At the same time, Amazon Web Services also announced support for Amazon S3 in the AWS Management Console. The AWS Management Console provides convenient management of your compute, storage, and other AWS cloud resources through a point-and-click, web-based interface. Any 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.