Posted On: Oct 12, 2016

Starting today, you can launch Amazon EC2 instances with encrypted Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) boot volumes in AWS GovCloud (US). This feature simplifies security compliance processes by now providing encryption for both EBS data and boot volumes using the AWS Key Management Service (KMS). It can also help simplify your auditing processes because you now have the ability to ensure all data on EBS is encrypted at rest and in transit. This feature is supported with all EBS volume types.

As well, starting today, Amazon Machine Image (AMI) Copy is now supported in AWS GovCloud (US). AMI Copy enables you to easily replicate your AMIs within an account or between accounts in AWS GovCloud (US). Using AMI copy to migrate your AMIs from another AWS region into the AWS GovCloud (US) region is not supported.

For more information about how to use the feature please see the AWS blog and our technical documentation.