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Wikileaks dumps Amazon data center locations for all to see

By Greg S ยท 8 replies
Oct 12, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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  1. As the largest provider of cloud services, Amazon currently operates around 34 percent of the world's cloud infrastructure. Oddly enough though, you will not see too many data centers with Amazon branding on them. Playing host to both classified and unclassified government data, Amazon discloses as little as possible about where their hardware is and how it all integrates.

    Until now, only a small number of data centers have been confirmed to have ties to Amazon Web Services. Wikileaks has decided to publish the addresses and select operating details for over one hundred data centers. A documented entitled Amazon Atlas dates back to 2015 showing locations that span fifteen cities across nine countries.

    Instead of running data centers under its own branding, shell companies have been created that run the show. Companies such as VaData, Inc. and Vandalay Industries are names that might be seen despite being fully controlled by Amazon.

    Discovery of Amazon's physical locations have previously occurred due to natural disasters causing service outages or the rare case that someone can find a government record containing an address and put the pieces together.

    Inside of the leaked Amazon Atlas document, contact names, phone numbers, and email addresses are listed for many locations. Special notes are also made about each data center listed. Some facilities require special approval to accept deliveries while others have instructions to seek permission from higher ups before purchasing new hardware for tax planning purposes. Certain sites are listed as being completely unmanned locations.

    Links pointing to more internal documents are also contained, but the URLs are inaccessible by the general public and may have since been relocated.

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  2. ShObiT

    ShObiT TS Booster Posts: 53   +65

    Oh Oh, the New Wikileaks CEO will be joining Assange, maybe this one will be living in a Russian Embassy?.
     
  3. Leonardo55

    Leonardo55 TS Rookie

    Vandalay Industries? Someone's been watching too many Seinfeld reruns.
     
    brucek, GirlDownunder and j05hh like this.
  4. Jeff Re

    Jeff Re TS Addict Posts: 101   +57

    Is there anything good that can come out of releasing this information?
     
    brucek, Reehahs, Glennenin and 2 others like this.
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,943   +1,318

    Maybe people go back to hosting their own datacenters which would increase jobs?
     
  6. Mithan

    Mithan TS Enthusiast Posts: 45   +34

    One day when the government decides to go all Nazi on our asses, this might be useful for the rebellion.
     
  7. toooooot

    toooooot TS Addict Posts: 218   +99

    Where are the addresses? Where? I wanted to work for amazon cloud for a long time. Having the address, I would just come there and make them hire me!
     
  8. fktech

    fktech TS Addict Posts: 297   +84

    You want to work in the cloud? LOL.
     
  9. toooooot

    toooooot TS Addict Posts: 218   +99

    I wanna *rest* in the cloud, when I die and go to heaven
     

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