AWS Public Sector Blog
Category: Public Sector
Optimizing operations for ground-based, extremely large telescopes with AWS
Ground-based, extremely large telescopes (ELTs), such as the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), will play a crucial role in modern astronomy by providing observations of the universe with remarkable clarity and detail. However, managing the vast amount of data generated by these instruments and supporting optimal performance can be a challenging task. AWS provides a suite of cloud-based solutions that can help address these challenges and streamline ELT operations. Learn how various AWS services can be used to optimize data storage, management, and processing, as well as advanced monitoring and remote continuity techniques, leading to improved overall performance and efficiency for ELTs.
AWS Marketplace announces new cooperative contract available through OMNIA Partners
AWS announced a new nationwide cooperative contract for AWS services, including AWS Marketplace, through OMNIA Partners. The Software Marketplace and Related Cloud Services cooperative contract is available to OMNIA Partners participating agencies, including state and local government agencies, public and private K12 school districts, and higher education organizations.
Developing a modern data-driven strategy in the public sector
Public sector organizations across the globe want to harness the power of data to make better decisions by putting data at the center of every decision-making process. Data-driven decisions lead to more effective responses to unexpected events. For government organizations, a more detailed understanding of citizen ambitions and requirements creates a better citizen experience.
Building a team knowledge base with Amazon Lightsail
Building an organized system for common information—such as addresses, phone numbers, purchasing account numbers, a curated and annotated literature section, lab recipes and protocols, meeting schedules, and links to commonly used online tools—can prove extremely valuable for professors and their teams. Building this knowledge base on AWS with Amazon Lightsail can save hours of administration and maintenance time, while providing additional control and flexibility for remote access. In this blog post, learn how to set up a content management system (CMS) using Lightsail, including how to manage basic network security, backup, and upgrades, to build a knowledge base for your lab, agency, startup, or other team-based environment.
What is a cloud center of excellence and why should your organization create one?
As more federal public sector organizations move toward cloud computing, many are looking for ways to make sure that they’re using the cloud effectively and efficiently. One way to do this is to establish a cloud center of excellence (CCoE). Learn how to build an effective CCoE to help streamline cloud adoption, security and innovation needs, reduce costs, and more.
Transforming your credit union’s processes by leveraging the cloud
To meet the needs of today’s credit union members, credit unions are investing in technologies that improve the member experience. Credit union leaders are thinking about how processes and practices can be made more efficient and effective. A major component of this technological shift involves migrating workloads to the cloud. Learn why credit unions can benefit from a cloud transformation journey, as well as resources that you can use to improve and accelerate the process of moving your vital workloads to the cloud.
Enabling success for AWS ISV Partners in the public sector
AWS independent software vendor (ISV) Partners support the public sector in accelerating the adoption of new services without the investment of developing and maintaining their own applications, accelerating digital transformation and improving citizen outcomes. The AWS Partner team’s goal is to help our partners grow profitable businesses while accelerating digital transformation. There are two clear ways we support ISV Partners to achieve this: helping partners reduce their costs by spending less, and helping them sell more.
Decrease geospatial query latency from minutes to seconds using Zarr on Amazon S3
Geospatial data, including many climate and weather datasets, are often released by government and nonprofit organizations in compressed file formats such as the Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) or GRIdded Binary (GRIB). As the complexity and size of geospatial datasets continue to grow, it is more time- and cost-efficient to leave the files in one place, virtually query the data, and download only the subset that is needed locally. Unlike legacy file formats, the cloud-native Zarr format is designed for virtual and efficient access to compressed chunks of data saved in a central location such as Amazon S3. In this walkthrough, learn how to convert NetCDF datasets to Zarr using an Amazon SageMaker notebook and an AWS Fargate cluster and query the resulting Zarr store, reducing the time required for time series queries from minutes to seconds.
Using machine learning to customize your nonprofit’s direct mailings
Many organizations perform direct mailings, designed to support fundraising or assist with other efforts to help further the organization’s mission. Direct mailing workflows can use everything from a Microsoft Word mail merge to utilizing a third-party mailing provider. By leveraging the power of the cloud, organizations can take advantage of capabilities that might otherwise be out of reach, like customized personalization at scale. In this walkthrough, learn how organizations can utilize machine learning (ML) personalization techniques with AWS to help drive better outcomes on their direct mailing efforts.
Georgia DHS establishes a cloud strategy through a multiyear modernization journey
Georgia’s Department of Human Services (DHS), the largest of the state’s agencies, was able to digitally transform their business and rapidly scale their AWS Cloud adoption with AWS Managed Services (AMS). The department used AMS to modernize legacy technology onto a hosted platform that meets rigorous security guidelines and adds reliability to an environment where speed and availability are critical. At re:Invent 2022, Sreeji Vijayan, chief information officer of the Georgia DHS, spoke about the Georgia DHS’s migration journey with AWS. Learn key takeaways from Georgia DHS’s migration experience with AWS, and watch the on-demand session to dive deeper.