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ZDNet: Amazon intros AWS GovCloud for U.S. government agencies, contractors

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As the United States government proceeds to shutter 800 data centers and move further into the cloud, a new solution from Amazon could help fill some gaps.

Amazon’s senior vice president of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy introduced the AWS GovCloud at the NASA IT Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon. The solution is specially designed for U.S. government agencies and contractors for uploading and moving sensitive data to the cloud.

Teresa Carlson, vice president of Amazon Web Services’ global public sector, said in a statement that over 100 government agencies are already taking advantage of AWS. Thus, it’s no surprise that Amazon is trying to beat its cloud competitors to the punch with a customized option as government agencies make major strides towards cloud adoption.
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