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Tag: re:Invent

What’s New for AWS Compute Services from re:Invent 2016

We recently recapped the security and compliance updates announced at this year’s re:Invent that are important to our public sector customers. AWS also expanded upon its core foundational services – compute and storage – by announcing new game-changing services and special features. Check out the below compute updates and our follow-up post covering the storage […]

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What’s New for AWS Security & Compliance Services from re:Invent 2016

At this year’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS made several security and compliance-related service availability announcements important to our public sector customers, including: AWS Shield, AWS Organizations, EC2 Systems Manager, enhancements to AWS Cloud Trail, and AWS Artifact. AWS Shield AWS Shield is a new managed service that protects your web applications against DDoS (Distributed […]

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Today’s Toy is Tomorrow’s Tool: NASA’s Cloud Journey to Mars and Beyond

Sometimes we get to hear truly inspiring stories about customers who are using the cloud to make the impossible possible. One example of this is NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). JPL is approaching cloud computing with an “80-year-old start up” perspective. From its beginnings in 1936 when engineers were unintentionally blowing things up with rocketry […]

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The AWS Public Sector Partner Program – Quickly and Easily Find Partners

The AWS Public Sector Partner Program (PSP) recognizes partners with solutions and experience in helping government, education, and nonprofit organizations around the world achieve their missions. AWS has developed strong relationships with partners that deliver public sector specific solutions, and we’re thrilled to provide our customers with access to this network. At launch, the AWS […]

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AWS Customers Saving Lives with Mobile and IoT Technology

Technological innovation can often save lives or enable rapid intervention in situations where lives are threatened. From responding to gun shots  informing and mobilizing responders on school campuses, to fighting child trafficking, organizations have been able to move rapidly to address pressing societal problems. The AWS Cloud has allowed teams to be agile and focus […]

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The Cloud is Enterprise Ready: Migrate Core Enterprise Systems to the Cloud

As enterprises seek to fully realize the scalability, availability, security and agility of cloud computing, many are recognizing that they must migrate core business applications, such as finance and human resource systems, rather than just public-facing websites. For example, the University of Arizona addressed the challenge of creating a more efficient and agile IT operation. […]

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NGA’s Open Collaboration and Public-Private Partnership

With a drastically changing technology landscape, Sue Gordon, Deputy Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), explained during the customer spotlight at AWS’s re:Invent conference how we must all adapt to execute our missions. In recent issues of this blog, we have heard from a nonprofit (Quorum), government-funded not-for-profit corporation in Canada (MPAC), and NGA rounds out […]

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