AWS Public Sector Blog
Tag: AWS Direct Connect
How the City of Canton worked with Wi-Fiber to build a safer and more connected community
In 2020, the City of Canton, Ohio set out to build a better, safer, and more connected community. The city worked with government technology (GovTech) company Wi-Fiber, a network infrastructure provider using AWS Direct Connect. Wi-Fiber combined the City of Canton’s wireless hardware, existing copper, and fiber, where available, to connect hundreds of installed devices alongside roadways, intersections, and buildings. In two years, Canton successfully intertwined its legacy infrastructure with Wi-Fiber’s technology to maximize efficacy and minimize cost.
How AWS is supporting nonprofits, governments, and communities impacted by Hurricane Ian
On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida. At the request of standby organizations Help.NGO and Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), the AWS Disaster Preparedness and Response team assisted with response operations across a variety of functions in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
AWS Hybrid Connectivity: Sharing AWS Direct Connect with AWS GovCloud (US) and commercial Regions
To establish network connectivity between on-premises data centers, branch locations, and cloud resources, organizations use a hybrid network. This technical walkthrough explains how to implement hybrid connectivity from your premises to AWS GovCloud (US) and commercial AWS Regions using a dedicated private network connection provided by AWS Direct Connect (DX).
An introduction to AWS for research IT: Getting started in the cloud
The cloud can help researchers process complex workloads, store and analyze enormous amounts of data, collaborate globally, and accelerate research and innovation. For research IT, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help build scalable, cost-effective, and flexible environments while still maintaining the governance and guardrails for security and compliance. Following best practices, AWS allows for centralized management of resources, improved security and compliance of research workloads, and can save costs and accelerate innovation. What are some common questions from research IT customers?
Himawari-8: Enabling access to key weather data
Last December, AWS announced the expansion of its collaboration with the U.S. NOAA to make environmental data easier to access and use through the Big Data Program. Users can now access new, authoritative NOAA data on AWS without needing to download and store their own copies. Researchers and entrepreneurs can deploy compute resources on-demand in the cloud, perform analysis quickly and efficiently, and save costs by letting researchers ask more questions and experiment more easily. One of the foundational datasets now available on AWS through this collaboration is Himawari-8, the Japan Meteorological Agency’s satellite dataset.
The sum is worth more than the parts: The unintended benefits of moving Microsoft workloads to AWS
Education, nonprofit, and government customers often find themselves moving Microsoft workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cost savings, but then also reaped performance improvements. AWS can seamlessly support thousands of applications, systems, and solutions – including Microsoft workloads – without disrupting service during migration. Read stories of how AWS global customers used AWS for Microsoft workloads.
AWS networking capabilities give you choices for hybrid cloud connectivity, but which service works best for your use case?
Public sector customers have been using Amazon Web Services (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.
New Low-Cost Option to Access AWS Direct Connect through Internet2
Using AWS Direct Connect, Internet2 and NET+ members can now establish private connectivity between AWS and their datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Internet2, a member-owned advanced technology community, provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.
A Commitment to the Security and Privacy of our Canadian Customers
We are committed to enabling Canadian public sector customers to adopt cloud computing with confidence, while maintaining compliance with applicable privacy legislation. Recently, we supported efforts related to a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) by BCNET, a large government cloud broker in the Province of British Columbia that supports over 40 educational institutions, used to assess and enable cloud adoption for sensitive data workloads in Canada.
Giving Schools Network Connectivity into AWS Direct Connect
NJEdge has built a state-wide fiber optic research and education network that is available to all NJEdge member schools. In collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), member institutions can now leverage existing NJEdge connections, or create new ones, and use AWS Direct Connect at a significantly reduced expense to connect to private AWS resources. NJEdge, a Research and Education Network (REN), is dedicated to creating a better world by providing statewide advanced networking, access to optimal technology solutions and services, and insight and expertise in information technologies.