AWS Public Sector Blog
ATF migrates to the cloud: “We’re all in.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is currently migrating their systems to a cloud architecture. Mason McDaniel, chief technology officer at ATF, spoke with Government Matters at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC about the status of their current cloud migration efforts. Watch the full interview with Mason McDaniel to learn more about ATF’s cloud migration strategy, the importance of automation, and how IT modernization helped them modernize their mission.
Amazon EC2 Spot Instances now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions
Amazon EC2 Spot Instances are now available in Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Regions. AWS GovCloud (US) is Amazon’s isolated cloud infrastructure and services designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud. With Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, AWS GovCloud (US) customers can take advantage of the largest pool of cost-effective compute capacity in the world, while realizing savings up to 90% compared to on-demand prices. Spot Instances provide acceleration, scale, and cost savings that are ideal for fault-tolerant, flexible, loosely coupled, and stateless workloads.
Munich University of Applied Sciences launches Digital Transformation Lab, powered by AWS
Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened the Digital Transformation Lab (DTLab) at a July 18, 2019 launch event. The MUAS DTLab was created to accelerate public sector innovation in Germany, helping government, education, and nonprofits tackle some of the most pressing challenges in delivering a wide range of citizen services.
The Path Forward: How State and Local Government Can Overcome Hurdles to Cloud Adoption
The Center for Digital Government surveyed more than 170 state and local government technology professionals to gauge their cloud ambitions and identify sticking points. Based on survey data, government IT leaders perceive four key stumbling blocks around their cloud-adoption efforts.
Structuring the Cloud Deal: End-of-Year Buying Options
The shift from buying hardware to accessing cloud services makes technology faster, easier and less expensive. It also allows you to buy using operating expenses (OpEx) instead of capital expenses (CapEx). But what if you have money that needs to be spent at the end of your budget year? Take a look at your options […]
How to Buy Cloud for Your Public Sector Organization
Buying cloud computing services takes different skills and strategies than buying traditional IT. Are you ready to move to the cloud but looking for practical guidance? Not sure where to start? We’re here to help you select the right acquisition approach for your agency. As your agency is considering moving to the cloud, there are […]
Going “All-In” on AWS: Lessons Learned from Cloud Pioneers
Increasingly, customers across the public sector are going “all-in” on the AWS Cloud. Instead of asking whether to go all-in, these pioneers asked how quickly they could do it. Balancing the need to improve efficiency, stay agile, and meet mandates, government and education customers are committing to going all-in on AWS, meaning they have declared […]
AWS Educate Hosts Cloud in the Classroom Day
Over 50 AWS volunteers were excited to collaborate with the Clark County School District (CCSD) on our inaugural AWS Educate “Cloud in the Classroom Day” earlier this month. We worked with 68 students on sessions such as Gaming in the Cloud, Alexa Voice Skills, and Cloud Careers at Rancho High School and Cimarron-Memorial High School in order […]
A practical guide to cloud migration
To achieve full benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, it is critical to design a cloud migration model that delivers optimal cost efficiency. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills within the IT organization, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from a traditional on-premises computing platform to a cloud infrastructure.
Gibraltar Area Schools: The Leap to the Cloud Saves 50% in 5 Years
Gibraltar Area Schools, a rural school district serving 600 K-12 children located on the district campus in Fish Creek, Wisconsin turned to cloud computing five years ago rather than buying onsite servers. This early experimentation and innovation has them reaping the benefits of the cloud. Time, money, and resources drive early innovation What are the […]