So far, only a few data centers have been identified as related to Amazon Web Services. WikiLeaks has decided to publish the address and select operational details for more than 100 data centers. The documented Amazon Atlas dates back to 2015 and shows locations spanning fifteen cities in nine countries.
Instead of running a data center under its own brand, Amazon created a shell company that runs the project. Companies such as VaData, Inc and Vandalay Industries are under full control of Amazon. It was previously discovered that the physical location of the Amazon data center was due to a natural disaster causing service disruption or a rare situation where someone could find a government record containing the address and put the parts together.
In the leaked Amazon Atlas document, contact names, phone numbers, and email addresses are listed in many locations. A special description of each data center listed is also listed. Some facilities require special approval to accept delivery, while others require high-level licenses for tax planning before purchasing new hardware. Some locations are even listed as completely unattended locations.