AWS Public Sector Blog
Accelerate Your Journey to AWS with a Cisco Cloud-Ready Network
Many organizations have developed a cloud-migration strategy and are looking at how to accelerate cloud adoption. As organizations increasingly embrace IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS consumption models, many select Amazon Web Services (AWS) as their cloud provider. While pre-application migration planning and application readiness is a key focus area, many organizations realized that network readiness is critical for a successful cloud adoption journey. Legacy network architectures lack the simplicity, adaptability, automation, and application awareness needed to deliver the best user experience. A cloud-ready network should enable secure and optimized connectivity to cloud services from remote locations.
Partner Transformation Awards at AWS re:Invent 2018
On Monday during the Public Sector Partner Advisory Council at AWS re:Invent 2018, we acknowledged the achievement of 17 public sector partners from around the world who have completed the AWS Public Sector Partner Transformation Program (PTP).
Announcing ATO on AWS
We announced the Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS program, which provides resources to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who aspire to achieve a compliance authorization, such as FedRAMP, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Payment Card Industry (PCI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), and many other compliance programs.
Spotlight on Elections: Voting, Cloud, and Alexa
With mid-term elections upon us, the world’s spotlight is on our electoral system: How can people vote? Where can they vote? How can we secure the polls? Election officials, candidates, and voters are balancing scale, security, and usability to modernize elections.
A Case for the Cloud in LATAM: When Urban Cleaning and Waste Collection Meet IoT
Recife, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco, is distinguished by its many rivers, bridges, islets, and peninsulas. The municipality of Recife, with an estimated population of 1.62 million, is at the center of a metropolitan region formed by 13 municipalities and around 94 neighborhoods. The cost to maintain such a large metropolis is great, requiring a complex public-cleaning operation with thousands of vehicles and employees, which was consuming nearly 10% of the city’s budget. Before implementing a new technology solution, supervising contractors and controlling the quality of street-cleaning services throughout the city was challenging.
School Safety: A Priority Last Month, and for the 11 that Follow
In September, we honored National Campus Safety Awareness Month and payed extra mind to the importance of keeping students and teachers safe. But, the focus on this important topic is critical year-round.
CrisisGo, an AWS Technology Partner, is dedicated to creating safe classrooms and empowering people to take an active role in keeping themselves and others safe. Its mobile platform is designed to enhance school safety through alerting, communication, and incident-management features, equipping anyone with access to a computer or phone with emergency tools and resources. The team has been particularly focused on protecting both mental and physical health at schools and universities.
Bahrain embraces the cloud: A look at Almoayyed Computers
The Bahrain government has set a goal to shift the IT infrastructures of all its ministries and offices to Amazon Web Services (AWS). As Bahrain embraces the cloud, AWS is committed to fostering a spirit of innovation in the Middle East. Ahead of the upcoming AWS Summit in Bahrain where we will offer the inspiration and technical knowledge you need to get more from the cloud, we are highlighting how Almoayyed Computers helped the Bahrain Ministry of Information Affairs (MIA) move a mission-critical, customer-facing website onto AWS in less than two weeks with no downtime.
Helping Agencies Meet CJIS Security Policies
AWS Services are used throughout the United States by state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies. Customers can create customized cloud-based environments for CJI workloads with training and helpful resources provided by AWS to meet CJIS requirements. Backed by the secure and tested AWS network, customers can feel comfortable putting sensitive workloads in AWS.
Focus First: “How” and “Where” to Start Application Migration
As federal fiscal year 2018 comes to an end and with budgets to spend and IT plans in place for 2019, the questions of “how and where do we start migrating mission-critical applications to the cloud?” still loom on many federal IT executives.
Introducing the AWS Public Sector Partner Transformation Program: 110 Days to Transformation
We are excited to introduce the AWS Public Sector Partner Transformation Program: 110 Days to Transformation. This program includes a comprehensive assessment, training, and enablement focused on helping partners build a successful and profitable AWS Cloud business.