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AWS Achieves Full Empanelment for the Delivery of Cloud services by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

AWS announced that Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), an Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group, which undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in India, has achieved full Cloud Service Provider (CSP) empanelment, and successfully completed the STQC (Standardization Testing and Quality Certification) audit from the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for cloud services delivered from the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region.

With this certification, AISPL joins a list of approved providers that meet pre-defined government standards of quality, availability, and security. With 52 global security certifications, attestations, assurance programs, and quality audits already achieved, such as ISO 9001, SOC1, SOC2, SOC3, and more, AWS is the first global cloud service provider to earn this status in India.

Government organizations and nationalized banks across India can now increase agility and speed innovation with AWS’s flexible and highly secure pay-as-you-go cloud services.

The empanelment process includes compliance with new global security standards and guidelines ISO 27017 and ISO 27018. For more information on the various security and compliance certifications that AWS has achieved, visit our compliance webpage.

Government organizations can take advantage of the best-in-class technology from AWS Cloud to drive transformation, and to deliver highly innovative citizen-centric services at lower cost through programs such as Digital India, Skill India, and Smart Cities. AWS offers fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, IoT, networking, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), and more, from 46 Availability Zones across 17 geographic regions globally.

“We are pleased that AWS is the first cloud computing portfolio with true global scale to announce full empanelment by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The Government of India has been driving the mission to promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, and enabling access to digital and cloud-enabled services for its nodal agencies and public sector organizations. The empanelment of the AWS Cloud is paving the way for innovation so that government bodies can serve citizens more effectively, achieve scientific breakthroughs, reach broader constituents, and invest more time and resources into their core missions,” said Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director, Amazon Web Services, Public Sector – Asia Pacific, who is based in the AWS Singapore office. “We are excited to deepen our engagement with central, state, and local governments, and public sector bodies in India to offer them the broadest suite of cloud services, and a transformational approach to accelerate the deployment of digital services in the country.”

Since the launch of AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region in June 2016, more than 120,000 active customers, including Tata Motors, NDTV, Lupin, Future Group, and Shoppers Stop, have adopted AWS Cloud for a broad range of applications such as e-governance applications, website hosting, big data analytics, mobile applications, e-commerce platforms, and mission-critical business applications such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft, among other use cases.

AWS public sector customers in India include Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), CSC e-Governance Services (set up by the Ministry of Electronics & IT), Gujarat Technical University, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.