Amazon EBS direct APIs now enable you to create snapshots directly from any block storage

By GIXnews

Today, we are announcing that customers can create snapshots of their block storage data, including on-premises data using Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) direct APIs. With a set of API calls, customers can use snapshots to store data in AWS, regardless of where it resides. This enables customers to achieve business continuity in AWS at lower cost.

Source:: Amazon AWS