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Cloud is the New Normal

The new world of mobility and being always on has encouraged organizations of all sizes to adopt the scalable, cost-efficient cloud computing infrastructure. Cloud computing allows for greater speed and flexibility than was ever thought possible, ushering in a new era of productivity and innovation in the public sector.

At the forefront of innovation, our customers, including Healthcare.gov and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), are leveraging the cloud to achieve their missions. Whether they are striving to scale a website for millions of users or are working to keep citizens safe, cloud computing helps them to move faster and reduce costs.

As we showcased in a previous post, Sue Gordon, deputy director of the NGA, said her agency has adopted cloud infrastructure technology “and now we’re going to put it to a test.” In government, deployment “is a balance between speed and accuracy…between national security and civil liberty, between unclassified and classified. With the help of partners like AWS, I cannot wait to see what we do.”

To read more about the world-changing successes of our customers, check out The Washington Post article, “Cloud is the new normal: Public agencies upgrade speed, agility and security.” More of these articles will be coming in the next few months, so keep checking back here for the latest Washington Post coverage.