AWS Public Sector Blog

July 2018 Top Blog Roundup

July was another busy month for the AWS Public Sector blog. Here are the top five posts you won’t want to miss.

1. Microsoft Windows on AWS: How to Bring Microsoft Apps to AWS

When you plan your data center migration to the cloud, it’s critical to consider how workloads will run for maximum performance and availability. With Microsoft applications making up 60% or more of most on-premises data centers, more and more public sector customers are moving their Microsoft workloads to AWS to improve performance, increase availability, and improve their security posture. Read more.

2. AWS Well Architected Framework: Best Practices for Building and Deploying an Optimized Cloud Environment

AWS has developed the Well-Architected Framework to help customers architect their mission-critical applications on AWS with secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure. Well Architected can help you build and deploy faster, lower or mitigate risks, make informed decisions, and learn AWS best practices. The AWS Well Architected Framework is based on five pillars. Read more.

3. Promoting Cloud Skills for Youth Around the Globe

Training and skill-building for youth features prominently in the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Quality, inclusive, and relevant education for all is a key factor in breaking cycles of poverty and reducing gender inequalities worldwide. Read more.

4. Canadian Customers Showcase Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Our Canadian customers came together to showcase their latest artificial intelligence (AI) applications using machine learning (ML) on AWS. At Amazon, we’ve been investing in machine learning technology for over 20 years. Our mission is to put machine learning in the hands of every developer and data scientist. Read more.

5. EO/GIS Training Lab with On-demand Services from AWS

Q&A with Professor Albert Remke from the Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster, Germany
[Post also translated in German]

In 2017, a group of students at the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster embarked on an ambitious project: to build an Earth Observation Infrastructure on AWS that would support disaster preparedness for flooding situations in Europe. To do this, they needed to:

  • Manage and process Earth observation data from the European Union’s Copernicus programme, the world’s largest earth observation programme;
  • Use a number of data sources to perform flood risk analysis; and
  • Make the technology available via a Web GIS. Read more.

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AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Blog team writes for the government, education, and nonprofit sector around the globe. Learn more about AWS for the public sector by visiting our website (, or following us on Twitter (@AWS_gov, @AWS_edu, and @AWS_Nonprofits).