AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Government

What’s New for AWS Compute Services from re:Invent 2016

We recently recapped the security and compliance updates announced at this year’s re:Invent that are important to our public sector customers. AWS also expanded upon its core foundational services – compute and storage – by announcing new game-changing services and special features. Check out the below compute updates and our follow-up post covering the storage […]

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Taking the Heavy Lifting out of Data Analytics

A key challenge agencies face in their quest to adopt analytics is managing the volume of data stored in various silos. Locked away in those disparate systems are datasets that could help explain trends or enable agencies to plan for future events — if only people could access them. But even the data that agencies […]

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What’s New for AWS Security & Compliance Services from re:Invent 2016

At this year’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS made several security and compliance-related service availability announcements important to our public sector customers, including: AWS Shield, AWS Organizations, EC2 Systems Manager, enhancements to AWS Cloud Trail, and AWS Artifact. AWS Shield AWS Shield is a new managed service that protects your web applications against DDoS (Distributed […]

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AWS Europe (London) Region Now Open

We announced our 16th AWS Region – our newest AWS Europe (London) Region. This is the third Region in Europe (joining Ireland and Frankfurt). AWS customers can use the new London Region to better serve end users in the United Kingdom. For public sector customers, this is important because customers can also use it to […]

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The New AWS Research Cloud Program: Accelerating Science and Innovation

We want to simplify research in the cloud with easy-to-use tools for researchers and research-focused students. We created the AWS Research Cloud Program for researchers working in government and education institutions (as well as their commercial counterparts) in any of the 190 countries around the world where AWS offerings are available. We’re launching the program […]

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Canada (Central) Region Now Open

Our new Canada (Central) Region is now available. AWS customers in Canada and the northern parts of the United States can choose this Region for fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. A few highlights for public sector customers in Canada: The new Canada (Central) Region is carbon neutral. The new AWS […]

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How to Achieve and Maintain ITAR Compliance in the Cloud

AWS GovCloud (US) is AWS’s isolated cloud region, which addresses International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance requirements, and is accessible only to vetted root account holders who are U.S. Persons. Organizations and individuals with ITAR-controlled information are generally required to take necessary steps to make sure only U.S. Persons can view covered data. As […]

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