A couple of months ago I decided to spend some time playing around with importing and exporting virtual machines from Amazon’s EC2. I spent some time installing and configuring various tools and reading through documentation trying to figure out how I was going to do what I wanted to do. I eventually realized that what I wanted to do was not possible, but not due to technical limitations.

I ended up spending quite a bit of time reading through documentation, and in my opinion the restrictions preventing what I wanted to accomplish were not particularly well communicated. Ultimately I came away a bit disappointed. This is significant to me because it is the first time AWS has really let me down.