AWS bumps S3 speeds

Amazon Web Services says it has sped up data uploads into its cloud.

By "making use of optimized network protocols and the AWS edge infrastructure," Amazon says S3 transfer speeds have been improved "in the range of 50% to 500% for cross-country transfer of larger objects, but can go ever higher under certain conditions." This is essentially useful to organizations uploading or transferring large amounts of information to their AWS-hosted services.

AWS will also expand the capacity of its Snowball shippable disk boxes from 50TB to 80TB, and now offer its archive-by-mail service in the US West, GovCloud, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. ®

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