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Looking to buy cloud with federal year-end funds?

It’s that time of year again – federal year-end. The clock is ticking for agencies to obligate their remaining FY2019 funds.

Before the September 30 deadline approaches, review the list below of implementation and purchasing recommendations to meet your agency’s needs:

  • Reserved Instances (RIs) are prepaid commitments for AWS Cloud computing instances (i.e., Amazon EC2). They provide you with the option to invest upfront to receive a greater discount. With one-year or three-year contracts and several pre-purchasing options, RIs provide up to a 75% discount, compared to on-demand instance pricing. RIs can provide a capacity reservation, offering added confidence in your ability to launch the number of instances you need.
  • AWS Professional Services is a team of AWS experts that can help you realize your desired outcomes when using the AWS Cloud. They work together with your team and your chosen partner of the AWS Partner Network (APN) to execute your cloud computing and transformation initiatives.
  • AWS Training offers learning paths, onsite training, virtual training, and can work with your organization to develop a customized learning strategy. From existing curriculum to custom courses, we can help arm your organization for greater innovation, develop better solutions for citizens, and accomplish your missions more efficiently.

Get inspired

Over 5,000 government agencies around the world use AWS. Hear from some of our federal government customers like U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and National Institutes of Health. Watch their AWS Public Sector Summit on-demand sessions for more of their advice on how to get started using the cloud and the innovations that follow.

Get started

Learn how AWS Cloud experts, our extensive AWS Partner Network (APN), and a breadth of contract vehicles can help you take advantage of your remaining year-end funds through the procurement channel that’s right for you.

Complete this form and we can help you with a tailored RI plan in time to leverage year-end funds.