AWS Public Sector Blog

In case you missed it: August 2019 top blog posts round up

From the first AWS Federal Pop-Up Loft to choices for your hybrid cloud connectivity, read our top blog posts from August:

Innovate and work hands-on at the first AWS Federal Pop-Up Loft in Rosslyn, Virginia

Federal customers and partners are invited to attend the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Federal Pop-Up Loft. From September 4-18, the AWS Federal Pop-Up Loft will be open at the Convene meeting space at 1201 Wilson Blvd in Rosslyn, Virginia. The temporary community space will unite federal customers and partners to learn and innovate together. So, what does the AWS Federal Pop-Up Loft have to offer? Read more.

Best Friends Animal Society goes all-in on AWS to end killing of dogs and cats in U.S. shelters by 2025

Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters, is going all-in on AWS as its standard for machine learning workloads. Using AWS’s unmatched portfolio of services to build new technology-driven initiatives, Best Friends seeks to end the killing of dogs and cats in U.S. shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million per year to about 733,000. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,600 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Read more.

AWS helps Cengage engage students with high-quality learning content

Video is everywhere – from TV sets to mobile displays, digital billboards, and even classrooms. With consumers often glued to their digital devices, video has quickly become a preferred instructional tool for teachers and learning aid for students. Recognizing this trend, education and technology company Cengage incorporates video into almost all of its instructional and research materials, which are tapped by teachers and students in classrooms, as well as K12, public, and academic libraries across the world. Cengage’s Library and Research business unit, Gale, takes a similar approach with its educational materials. Read more.

AWS networking capabilities gives you choices for hybrid cloud connectivity, but which service works best for your use case?

Public sector customers have been using AWS within their hybrid cloud environments since AWS was born in 2006. Most customers have resources on-premises, engaging in multi-year journeys of cloud adoption. Often they are seeking to improve connectivity for migration, cloud bursting, backup and disaster recovery, or leveraging cloud-native technologies from on premises. With so many services and features available around networking, customers sometimes choose ones that aren’t properly tailored to their needs. Picking a bad fit can waste time and money, forcing you to initiate a redesign or implement complicated workarounds. Read more. (Post by Wesley Joyce, Senior Solutions Architect)

AWS Snowball Edge helps warfighters complete missions at the tactical edge, and is built to handle the toughest of environments:

The AWS Snowball Edge looks unassuming. Weighing in at under 50 pounds, it can be checked as a standard piece of airplane luggage, and yet, it is an extremely durable, portable piece of hardware. The AWS Snowball Edge is capable of petabyte-scale data transport with on-board storage and dense compute capabilities. It was engineered to perform in some of the world’s most extreme environments, including warzones at the tactical edge, in a secure and transportable fashion. Read more.


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