Category: Education

AWS Customers Saving Lives with Mobile and IoT Technology

Technological innovation can often save lives or enable rapid intervention in situations where lives are threatened. From responding to gun shots  informing and mobilizing responders on school campuses, to fighting child trafficking, organizations have been able to move rapidly to address pressing societal problems.

The AWS Cloud has allowed teams to be agile and focus more on their missions rather than IT, giving them more time to focus on saving lives. Check out some of our customers who save lives with mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

ShotSpotter – Detect, Locate, and Alert on Gunfire in Under a Minute

ShotSpotter delivers real-time gunshot notifications to law enforcement so they can dispatch to the precise location of the gunshot, engage with the community, look for evidence and occasionally help victims and make arrests. Their goal is to help drive down illegal gun use.

The ShotSpotter solution is an excellent example of the AWS Cloud enabling next generation technology for the public safety community. ShotSpotter turned to AWS because they needed to cover a broad range of technologies, spanning sensor hardware design and embedded software development, classification of gunshots through machine learning, development of algorithms for precisely locating gunshots in a challenging acoustic environment, sensor network management, API development, and front-end technologies for delivering gunshot notifications and analysis.

Hear from Paul Ames, SVP, Products and Technology, at ShotSpotter alongside Kristin Boorse, Senior Product Manager, at Thorn at re:Invent 2016 in this session.

Thorn – Digital Defenders of Children Dedicated to Driving Technology Innovation

Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving technology innovation. Thorn maintains a vast global network of professionals on the front lines of this issue. They invest in research to better understand emerging trends. Then, they explore new strategies to identify victims, deter predators and disrupt platforms through the innovation lab, hackathons and partnerships. They try things that haven’t been done before, and will risk failure to achieve greater impact from success. When they identify a new approach that has impactful results, they will invest to scale that tool and put it in the hands of those who can deploy it across the country and internationally for broadest reach.

LiveSafe – Mission to Make the World a Safer Place through Crowdsourced Intelligence

LiveSafe, a mobile safety communications platform for crowdsourced intelligence, was born from a spirit of triumph over tragedy and the desire to make the world a safer place. After the mass shootings at Virginia Tech, the founding team saw an opportunity to mobilize and connect people through technology. LiveSafe is putting safety in everyone’s hands to prevent incidents and directly connect people to the help they need. Via the mobile safety app installed on individuals’ smartphones, every submission via text, photo or video is collected with location data to facilitate two-way communication between students and campus security and providing actionable responses from real-time information. Data can also be submitted anonymously, protecting an individual’s identity while still providing critical information to relevant officials.

When considering the technology needed to run mobile apps, LiveSafe looked for scalability, reliability, security, user engagement, and  low cost. Learn more about how the AWS Cloud helps them to scale rapidly during times of instances, like a security threat on campus or at a stadium in this past blog post.

Sri Elaprolu, Global Public Sector IoT Lead at AWS, will lead the “AWS Customers Saving Lives with Mobile and IoT Technology” session with Thorn and ShotSpotter at re:Invent. Sign up for this session here!


The Cloud is Enterprise Ready: Migrate Core Enterprise Systems to the Cloud

As enterprises seek to fully realize the scalability, availability, security and agility of cloud computing, many are recognizing that they must migrate core business applications, such as finance and human resource systems, rather than just public-facing websites.

For example, the University of Arizona addressed the challenge of creating a more efficient and agile IT operation. After initial success in migrating their Research Administration system, they became the first major university to migrate their PeopleSoft application environments to AWS.

With re:Invent a week away, there is still space available to hear directly from the University of Arizona about their enterprise migration roadmap, lessons learned, plans and budgets, and the tools available to support major enterprise migrations. Save your seat in that session here.

Many organizations, like the University of Arizona, are extending or moving their business applications to AWS to simplify infrastructure management, deploy more quickly, provide greater availability, increase agility, allow for faster innovation, and reduce cost. Having a clear understanding of existing infrastructure costs, the components of the migration bubble and corresponding costs, and projected savings will help enterprises calculate payback time and projected ROI.

With a long history in enabling enterprises to successfully adopt cloud computing, AWS delivers a set of services specifically designed for the unique security, compliance, privacy, and governance requirements of large organizations.

Focus on the needs of your enterprise, not your infrastructure. Learn how to create a roadmap to cloud computing, transform application development, deploy mission-critical workloads at scale, and retrain staff. Attend the re:Invent session featuring the Deputy Chief Information Officer and the Director of Enterprise Technical Services at the University of Arizona. And download A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration here.

Sensitive Data can be Shared Across Organizations While Supporting Compliance with Privacy Laws

In the social service and public health sectors, providers rely on data collected by many different institutions to provide the best care to their clients.  But data management and analysis can cause challenges for the social service and public health sectors.

In order to take an integrated approach, case workers must have the capacity to share and access vital information about the client, not only within their own agency but also with partner agencies involved in the client’s care. The challenge has been that each agency traditionally uses its own system of data collection, and these systems are not designed for cross-collaboration. Furthermore, U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other mandates require that sensitive data must be managed securely and in compliance with the law.

VerticalChange, an APN partner, recognized a need for more flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use tools for data collection and reporting. VerticalChange provides a range of security features including SSL encryption for all communication within the application, as well as role-based permissions and logging related to access of all client data. These and other features enable organizations to maintain compliance with relevant security privacy regulations including HIPAA.

VerticalChange uses the cloud to provide access to your data wherever you are, quickly and securely. The application can scale to meet your needs whether you have 5 or 5000 users, and the utility pricing of the cloud allows them to provide a cost effective pay-as-you-go service with full support.

“Previously, service providers and case workers have been limited to an offering of niche products that lack sophistication and flexibility. But because VerticalChange runs on AWS and is distinctively agile, we were able to provide continuous live deployment in a robust architecture that is constantly improving. And we are able to do this across a range of service domains. This has all been possible because of AWS,” said Jonathan Humfrey, CEO of VerticalChange.

Connected Data: The County of Santa Barbara, CA

For example, in early childhood education, data is often fragmented and does not connect across systems. The County of Santa Barbara uses VerticalChange to collect, manage, and share critical programmatic data for its Early Childhood Education initiatives with its 20+ nonprofit and government agency partners. As systems connect with school districts and other providers, they can determine if kids who had access to certain services are on a trajectory to do better in specific areas, such as third grade reading and math scores. The Santa Barbara Foundation and a number of other foundations have supported research and development related to the project through grants to nonprofit partners.

Based on the success of the first proof of concept, VerticalChange iterated on this idea and the latest solution now:

  • has import/export functionality;
  • can be integrated across different systems;
  • can bring data from multiple systems into a single VerticalChange account where it can be combined with other data;
  • And, another component allows for the integration by API with an assessment tool for mental health.

VerticalChange has evolved into a powerful tool for programs and initiatives that include multiple service providing agencies. Learning from the lessons of the County of Santa Barbara, the Research Department at Child Care Resource Center is now using VerticalChange for projects in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties, including two federally funded demonstration projects.

VerticalChange is able to help its clients manage and utilize their data more effectively, giving them time back to spend helping people.

Learn how to use AWS to meet requirements for HIPAA, FERPA, and CJIS in this presentation here.

Attending AWS re:Invent 2016? Don’t miss the “Using AWS to Meet Requirements for Education, Healthcare and Public Safety (HIPAA, FERPA, and CJIS)” session during the Public Sector Pre-Day on Monday, November 28, 2016.


AWS Educate Now Available to U.S. Veterans

Last May, Amazon pledged to offer 10,000 service members, transitioning military personnel, and military spouses free membership to AWS Educate as part of Joining Forces, the initiative that works hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. AWS Educate helps individuals learn the skills needed for in-demand cloud computing jobs through AWS service credits, online career pathways, provision of micro-credentials, and the AWS Educate Job Board.

Starting today, U.S. based veterans, transitioning military personnel, and their spouses are eligible to create an AWS Educate account to get access to the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors to help power civilian career success.  From the frontline to the classroom, AWS is committed to prepping the next generation of IT and cloud professionals.

With the recent launch of several new features in our AWS Educate program, including Cloud Career Pathways, AWS Educate Badges, and the AWS Educate Job Board, verified service members can begin their cloud career journey.

AWS Educate’s self-paced course modules are designed to build core skillsets across four job families that align to the AWS Educate Job Board, including: Cloud Architect, Software Developer, Operations-Support Engineer, Analytics and Big Data Specialist. Within these four job families are over 25 cloud career pathways, ranging from Cloud Support Associate to Associate Cloud Architect to Software Developer.

Thank you to all active and retired military members for your service. We look forward to working with you on your pathway into the cloud!

To be eligible for AWS Educate, military status will be verified by SheerID. Get started today by visiting:

Election Day: Examples of how the Cloud Scales to Meet Election Demand

Are you getting out to vote today? At AWS, we have supported election and voting-related projects with cloud computing services to scale for the influx of traffic these websites receive during the election period.  If you register to vote, donate to a candidate, look up information on where and how to vote, or carpool to the polls – you may be using the cloud.

With the eyes of the nation focused on the election, the organizations listed below (among others) use AWS for inexpensive and highly scalable infrastructure to build websites, host core systems, and manage outreach and fundraising.

Get out there and vote – and read how these organizations use the cloud to quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively meet their mission.

Pew Charitable Trusts Voting Information Project – The Voting Information Project (VIP) works with states to provide official information to voters about where to vote and what’s on their ballots. VIP uses an open format to make election data available and accessible, bringing cutting edge technology to ensure that all eligible Americans have the information they need to cast a ballot.

Rhode Island’s Voter Information Center – The Voter Information Center (VIC) handles requests for information such as polling place look-up, sample ballots, elected officials, overseas voter information, as well as many similar functions related to elections. The purpose of this project is to make our VIC highly available during periods of extremely high traffic, such as weeks leading up to and including Election Day.

The League of Women Voters – Since 1920, the nonpartisan political organization, League of Women Voters (LWV), has sought to improve US systems of government and impact public policies through education and advocacy. The LWV Education Fund (LWVEF) runs the website, which provides nonpartisan election information to the public. As a website devoted to elections, experiences surges in volume over the period leading up to Election Day during federal election years. The rest of the time, has a relatively low volume of traffic. The hosting solution needed to serve as many as half a million unique visitors on Election Day, and then scale down after the polls closed. “The choice to move to the cloud was clear,” says Jeanette Senecal, Senior Director, LWVEF. “AWS was exactly what we needed: a hosting solution that scaled seamlessly,” Senecal says. Learn more about how the League of Women Voters uses the AWS Cloud here.

National Democratic Institute –  The National Democratic Institute (NDI), which works to ensure free and fair elections and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide, needed a flexible IT infrastructure that was secure and low-cost. By moving to AWS and scaling infrastructure appropriately, the organization reduced costs by 90% and improved security by using AWS security groups and features. Watch the video about how they leverage the AWS Cloud here.

Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Foundation’s TrustTheVote™ Project OSET is utilizing AWS to ensure that the democratic process is not threatened by archaic and obsolete systems. Often, these systems are no longer supported by manufacturers, and in the case of voting machinery, rely on proprietary software that’s difficult to inspect or audit. OSET chose to make its software available on AWS GovCloud (US), because it offers the security and compliance for sensitive data, while offering the scalability, agility, and cost savings of the cloud. And it can be quickly and easily delivered anywhere in the country. Cloud-based voter registration, ballot design, and election results reporting are ideal starting points to lowering costs and improving the public trust in our democracy.

Rock the VoteRock the Vote, one of the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls, hosts their registration platform and services on the AWS Cloud. Rock the Vote’s voter registration platform is a free, open source solution that makes voter registration easier for voters and partner organizations across the country. Moving Rock the Vote’s platform to the AWS Cloud allowed for increased scalability for an increasingly mobile society, with the same robust service and approach to security AWS delivers to all commercial and government customers worldwide. “Cloud technology combined with open data, open standards, and open source development can be a game-changer in election administration,” said Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services. “Leveraging the AWS Cloud’s highly scalable and secure infrastructure will help enable Rock the Vote to raise the bar on innovative voter registration services.”

Democratic National Committee –  The Democratic National Committee (DNC) assists local, state, and federal Democratic candidates. The organization moved from a traditional IT infrastructure to AWS to run its website and to gather, store, and deliver voter data to other political organizations. By using AWS, the DNC reduced its IT footprint, cut costs, and enabled scaling for its website to easily handle spikes in traffic. Watch this video on how the DNC runs its website and voter data collection on AWS here.

And as we say goodbye to President Barack Obama, read how the cloud helped the Obama for America 2012 campaign in this video.

While we wait to hear who will be the next president of the United States, continue to learn how AWS handles the heavy lifting of IT so organizations can focus their time and resources on their mission.


AWS Public Sector Month in Review – October


The AWS Public Sector Month in Review below features the content published for the education, government, and nonprofit communities in October.

Let’s take a look at what happened in October:

All – Government, Education, & Nonprofits



New Customer Success Stories

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Campus on the Cloud: Join us at EDUCAUSE

The AWS Cloud impacts all corners of your campus and beyond. The cloud sparks education innovation by helping to reduce costs, improve service delivery, and increase student access to their education. Take a tour of how education uses AWS campus-wide, from classrooms to dorm rooms and beyond.

With so many connected devices around the world, you are probably already on the cloud – and your campus may be, too. AWS has over 7,000 education customers globally using the cloud to solve challenges they face including: disaster preparedness, scaling web applications during peak loads like enrollment or graduation, supporting faster time to research results, creation of a cloud-ready next generation workforce with AWS Educate, and improved student outcomes and persistence through learning analytics and big data.

This week, we are at EDUCAUSE in Anaheim, California showing how and where universities use the cloud every day! Visit the AWS booth to see examples, including how AWS gives students anywhere, anytime access to key learning tools with Amazon Workspaces and how AWS helps institutions make real-time decisions using Amazon QuickSight. Using QuickSight, a cloud-powered business intelligence service, institutions can integrate with AWS data services and perform ad-hoc analysis or build visualizations of key data, including learner analytics, financial aid information, or recruitment data.

Don’t miss our customers sharing their best practices and insights in sessions throughout the week.

  • Boldly Moving to the Cloud on a Quest for Service Excellence – Wednesday, October 26 from 10:30AM – 11:20AM featuring Mike Chapple and Ron Kraemer from Notre Dame. Notre Dame is halfway through a three-year journey to move 80% of their IT applications to the cloud. Join this session to hear their cloud story and share in the lessons learned about identifying cloud opportunities, understanding cloud economics, and preparing IT staff and the campus community for the cloud.
  • Cloud Adoption Strategies: Using the Cloud to Enable the Future University – Wednesday, October 26, 11:40AM – 12:30PM featuring Greg Smith and Mohammad Haque from University of Maryland University College (UMUC). At UMUC, they are looking to create operational efficiencies while increasing service levels to students, faculty, and staff. The story of their #cloudfirst journey touches on foundational technology, leveraging technology for a competitive advantage, and the human side of this transition.
  • Poster Session: Offering an Online, Project-Based Cloud Computing to Globally Distributed Carnegie Mellon Students – Thursday, October 27 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM featuring Majd Sakr from Carnegie Mellon University and Ken Einser from AWS. We will present our experience, best practices, and lessons learned in designing, deploying, and administering an online project-based course on cloud computing to Carnegie Mellon students at our Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley, Adelaide (Australia), and Rwanda (Africa) campuses. The course is 100% online with projects that are 100% on public clouds.
  • Building the Next Generation of University Infrastructure Services: Transitioning Enterprise Systems to a Cloud-First Approach – Thursday, October 27 from 12:30PM – 1:20PM featuring Mike Chapple from Notre Dame and Damian Doyle from UMBC. While most organizations make use of some cloud services, few have moved their most critical resources off-site. Concerns around data integrity and risk management can delay or halt cloud migration projects. This session will discuss how UMBC engaged the CISO and CIO and helped  campus leadership understand the importance of starting on a cloud migration strategy early.

After the close of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, celebrate with AWS for an evening of food and fun as we say “Cheers,” to a successful event. Register here.


Carnegie Mellon Gives Students Hands-On Cloud Experience with AWS Educate

Carnegie Mellon University’s online cloud computing course made its debut on the list of offered courses in the spring of 2013.  That first semester, 55 students enrolled in the course, then 155 students the following year, 250 students in 2015, and now, 200-300 students from Carnegie Mellon’s global campuses enroll in the course every semester.

At the outset, Professor Majd Sakr and his team had to work to get the cloud resources the class needed to achieve their learning objectives and design the course and projects for the students to understand and gain experience building and using cloud services. There is a growing demand for developers and information technology (IT) professionals who not only have knowledge of cloud computing, but also hands-on experience.

Carnegie Mellon “practices what they preach,” since they not only teach students how to use the cloud, but also their course infrastructure is all built on the cloud. Carnegie Mellon has taken advantage of AWS Educate to provide educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors and the Computer Science Department has built an end-to-end cloud solution for tutorials, autograding, feedback, logging, and cheat checking.

For Professor Sakr, it is important to provide that real-world experience with real-world data sets and scenarios. “We have the ability to give students the opportunity to work and learn relevant skills on commercial infrastructure in all of its colors – good, maturing, and brand new.  This is important for students to wrap their heads around. It is not the world of make believe,” said Majd Sakr, Teaching Professor within the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, “Now we can offer projects at scale, be innovative, explore and do new things without the need to buy any on campus resources.”

To offer a course for 100+ students worldwide without worrying about infrastructure is a game changer.  Educators can focus on learning objectives and helping students with their projects. “AWS Educate hasn’t just been beneficial; it has been transformative. Scale is a big deal and we don’t worry.  AWS can handle it,” Professor Sakr said.

To create a community of practice, Carnegie Mellon runs day-long workshops, where the faculty shares ideas and lessons learned from those who have already leveraged the cloud within their classrooms.  Within this community, educators recognize that they have the support network they need and can get their most challenging questions answered. Now, over 22 faculty in the school of computer science have migrated a portion of their projects to AWS in the last academic year and over 20 courses have adopted the cloud in one way or another.  (In Professor Sakr’s case, he is 100% in the cloud).

“We are delighted at what AWS Educate has done. It has streamlined processes, given us access to credits, and opened up forums where educators can ping each asking, ‘how do you do X or Y.’ This type of community is important, since we are all treading on new water. If we can work together, then it is wonderful,” said Professor Sakr.

With AWS Educate, you can add cloud to your curriculum at no cost to you or your students.  You’ll have access to instructor-contributed content, as well as free credits to design lessons and give students the freedom to experiment on the same technology used by companies worldwide.  Learn about the new features of AWS Educate and add AWS Educate to your lesson plan by joining today!


AWS Educate Gives Students Access to Cloud Career Pathways, AWS Badges, and the AWS Educate Job Board

AWS is announcing the launch of several new student-focused features in our AWS Educate program. AWS Educate provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. As part of the launch, AWS Educate is now offering Cloud Career Pathways that align curriculum directly to specific careers like software developer and cloud architect. Students will earn AWS Badges for different competencies like IoT, start-up, and gaming, and these competencies will help students match with potential companies hiring for these in-demand skills. The new AWS Educate Job Board includes cloud-related jobs at launch from Amazon, Salesforce, Udacity, Splunk, and Instructure, among other top employers around the world.

There is a growing demand for developers, and information technology (IT) professionals with not just knowledge of cloud computing, but also hands-on experience. We want to arm students with the right skills to help them directly apply their training to relevant internships and jobs.

New Options to Help All Students Achieve Their Cloud Career Goals

In addition to AWS Educate’s core benefits – AWS service credits, online training and self-paced labs, a library of AWS resources, and educator-shared content – the new offerings from AWS Educate also include:

  • Cloud Career Pathways: Over 25 pathways are learning modules that incorporate the technical skills required in hundreds of computer science and cloud-related jobs. Each pathway includes a minimum of 30 hours of content delivered in self-paced course modules designed to build core skillsets across four job families that align to the AWS Educate Job Board, including: Cloud Architect, Software Developer, Operations-Support Engineer, and Analytics and Big Data Specialist.
  • AWS Educate Badges: After completing 50 percent of any pathway, students unlock the ability to earn badges, which give them deeper skills in an area of specialization, including: IoT, start-up, and gaming, that are popular desired specialties across many computer science jobs. Students receive a badge to display on their digital portfolio after completing assigned multiple-choice knowledge checks, relevant projects, and a final exam.
  • AWS Educate Job Board: The AWS Educate Job Board includes computer science jobs and internships from some of the top technology companies. The jobs on the AWS Educate Job Board align to the four job families in the Cloud Career Pathways.

Take a look at what’s new

Step 1: Log In.

Step 2: Access your redesigned student dashboard.

Step 3: Show off your cloud mojo with AWS Educate badges! The newest version of AWS Educate lets you choose a cloud career path, ranging from cloud architect to software developer. Complete the curriculum, and you can earn badges that showcase your competencies. From the IoT and gaming to startups, AWS Educate badges show that you’ve completed knowledge checks, projects, and an assessment. Track your progress in your portfolio.

Step 4: Choose a job role that you are most interested in to find out the skills and learning needed for that job role.

Step 5: Ready to nab your dream job in cloud technology? Look no further than the AWS Educate Job Board. Exclusive to student members of AWS Educate like you, the job board offers cloud-related jobs and internships. You’ll be able to search available positions at top global companies.

The new AWS Educate capabilities are available to students in the United States, India, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and China at launch. Get started on your personalized journey to a career in cloud technology by logging into AWS Educate today.

Ohio Region Launch Accelerating Sustainability, Economy, and Citizen Services

AWS announced the launch of a new region in Ohio, bringing technology opportunities, sustainability efforts, and a new way to meet compliance and data residency requirements to public sector customers.

At AWS, our customers’ requirements and feedback help us make key decisions when building new regions. The launch of a region in Ohio will allow more of our public sector customers to realize the benefits of the AWS Cloud. Our government, education, and nonprofit customers are helping to make the world a better place, and we are committed to helping these organizations innovate and achieve their missions using cloud technology.

“We are excited to know that Amazon Web Services’ new Columbus-area region is now live. The presence of one of the world’s leading cloud computing companies speaks volumes about how the City of Columbus and the surrounding area are focused on the future and to improving the lives of our residents in a sustainable manner,” said Mayor Andrew Ginther of the City of Columbus. “We welcome the activation of the new Amazon Web Services region, and we look forward to working with Amazon Web Services and our other Smart City Challenge partners on planning and implementing our vision for SmartColumbus.”

Region Launch Highlights for the Public Sector

  • Customers using this new Ohio region will retain complete control and ownership of where their data is physically located, making it easy to meet regional compliance and data residency requirements.
  • In addition to the environmental benefits customers inherently receive when running applications in the cloud, AWS has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint. In doing so, we hope to do our part to help tip the scales in the environment’s favor.
  • Customers and area citizens alike will benefit from new technology opportunities in state and local government organizations, and within the growing startup and developer community in Ohio. AWS looks forward to working closely with area businesses and public sector organizations to grow a cloud ecosystem.
  • AWS will also work with area students and teachers to help build the next generation of cloud computing workers.

Our work with cities and universities in Ohio is already underway. AWS has signed on to be a founding sponsor of HACKOHI/O, an event being hosted by Ohio State University (OSU) on November 19 (learn more information about the event and register here). Over 700 students will gather for a weekend to solve civic-minded challenges in the areas of health, agriculture, smart cities, and more. AWS will submit challenges based on our experience in the public sector and provide technical resources and credits through our AWS Educate program.

Watch this video of Michael V. Drake, President of The Ohio State University, welcoming AWS to Ohio.

This summer, the City of Columbus was announced as the winner of the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart Cities Challenge.  AWS worked with with US DOT during the competition and provided the City of Columbus with a total of $1M in AWS credits and professional services to help make their smart transportation initiatives a reality. We look forward to working with the city over the course of their implementation and helping them become a true smart city.

In addition, AWS recently worked with OSU by sponsoring the OSU Agriculture Analysis Day in tandem with the 2016 Farm Science Review and in support of Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, including data analytics and food and agriculture transformation.

Finally, AWS has also formed a partnership with JobsOhio and we look forward to seeing the impact this new region has on Ohio and the surrounding areas!

“With the launch of Amazon Web Services’ newest data centers, the global leader in cloud computing now has an Ohio home,” said JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. “Along with our partners at Columbus 2020, we look forward to working closely with AWS as it grows its worldwide digital capacity here in Ohio.”

Learn more about the new region and hear about what it means to AWS and our customers: