AWS has dedicated teams focused on helping our customers in government, education and nonprofit organizations pave the way for innovation and, ultimately, make the world a better place through technology.


AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to greatly accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors and to help power the entrepreneurs, workforce, and researchers of tomorrow. There is no cost to join and AWS Educate provides hands-on access to AWS technology, training resources, course content and collaboration forums. Students and educators can apply online. 

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The AWS GovCloud (US) Region is an AWS Region designed to address the specific regulatory needs of United States government agencies, education entities, and other customers and partners. The AWS GovCloud (US) Region has been issued an FedRAMP Agency ATO and agencies can immediately request access to the "Amazon Web Services - AWS GovCloud (US) Region" FedRAMP package by submitting a FedRAMP Package Access Request Form using package ID "AGENCYAMAZONGC".

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Nonprofit organizations need technology that helps them achieve their mission without wasting precious resources. By using AWS’s inexpensive and highly scalable infrastructure technology to build websites, host core business and employee-facing systems, and manage outreach and fundraising, nonprofit organizations around the world can stop paying for computing power they aren’t using - and focus their resources on their important work.

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Cities are quickly embracing innovation, and developing new ways for engaging and serving citizens. From transportation to planning to utilities, cities are using cloud computing to transform the way they interact with citizens and think about their future.

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AWS is a powerful solution for research and higher education, allowing students and scientists to spin up high scale environments quickly and cost effectively. As a demonstration of our commitment to the higher education process, AWS has donated free cloud infrastructure usage credits to a wide range of education and research projects.

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AWS is built in accordance with enterprise security best practices from start to finish. We make it easy to architect and audit configurations that deliver high availability, resiliency, data and access protection, and our wide range of regulatory certifications and list of security minded customers like NASDAQ and the US Department of the Treasury prove the results.

Learn about the security features built into the AWS cloud at the AWS Security Center and at AWS Compliance

AWS provides a comprehensive tool kit for working with data at any scale, from collection to computation and collaboration. AWS can help you with a low cost of entry and powerful capabilities for even the most complex, unstructured data. What's more, if the data you're crunching is generated in the AWS cloud, our analytics tools fit like a glove.

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Big Data Cloud Computing Helps NASA Rover Curiosity Land on Mars
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AWS Support is staffed 24 x 7 x 365 with technical support engineers and is accessible to all customers on a pay per use basis. With an upgrade to Enterprise-level support, cases are routed directly to dedicated engineers with a 15 minute response time. It also includes the AWS Trusted Advisor service that inspects your AWS environment and proactively makes recommendations when opportunities exist to save money, improve system performance, or close security gaps.

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