This platform features on-demand broadcasts of the AWS Public Sector Summit - Canberra’s most exciting and informative sessions on how to transform your business with the AWS Cloud. Whether you attended or not, make this your premium resource and guide to ensuring a well-planned and well-executed cloud computing strategy powered by AWS.



Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides on-demand computing resources and services in the cloud, with pay-as-you-go pricing. This session provides an overview and describes how using AWS resources instead of your own is like purchasing electricity from a power company instead of running your own generator. Using AWS resources provides many of the same benefits as a public utility: Capacity exactly matches your need, you pay only for what you use, economies of scale result in lower costs, and the service is provided by a vendor experienced in running large-scale networks. A high-level overview of AWS’s infrastructure (such as AWS Regions and Availability Zones) and AWS services is provided as part of this session.


Why does DevOps matter? How can you use continuous integration to build your product faster, make it more highly available, and be able to recover from bugs quickly? Let one of our solutions architects walk you through continuous integration and continuous delivery on AWS. This session includes live demos of our tools AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeDeploy.


With the upswell of cloud adoption, many traditional infrastructure paradigms are shifting. Security is no different. The cloud service provider industry is discovering new ways to tackle security, including automation, bottomless logging, scalable analysis clusters, and pluggable security tools. This session presents a case study in extending a traditional infrastructure operation into AWS. We provide a practical look into the technical challenges and benefits of operating in this new paradigm, explore incident response automation (Alexa integration), and provide various examples of shifting an on-premises security operation to a scalable, hybrid model. Through lessons learned and analysis, we show why your data is safer in the cloud than in that rack you can touch in your data center.


Because the entire AWS cloud platform is programmable, it turns out that you can program security and compliance in advance of actually instantiating any actual workloads. In this session, we show how you can design a secure and compliant workload and even have it audited by a third-party auditor before creating it for the first time! Once it's created, other facilities provide mechanisms for detecting and alerting a drift from your baseline, and even automatically remediating the drift. Learn how the comprehensive automation available in AWS provides security and compliance professionals an entire new, more efficient, and more effective way to work.


AWS enterprise applications deliver managed, secure desktop and productivity capabilities run in the AWS cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces allows customers to easily provision cloud-based desktops that allow end users to securely access the documents, applications, and resources they need with the device of their choice. Amazon WorkMail is a secure and managed business email and calendaring service that gives users the ability to seamlessly access their email, contacts, and calendars while allowing IT to maintain control over encryption and location of data. The speakers dive into Amazon WorkDocs, a fully managed and secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities. In this session, we explore each of these services, explain how your organization can benefit from them, and also provide a brief demo to show how they work together.


This session is recommended for anyone considering using the AWS cloud to augment their current capabilities. Adoption of cloud computing provides access to the benefits of new deployment models with significant cost and agility benefits. But how can the cloud benefit existing government organizations that have invested large amounts of resources in existing on-premises technologies? This session outlines several key factors to consider from the point of view of the large-scale IT shop stakeholder. Because each organization has its unique set of challenges in cloud adoption, this session compares some of the opportunities and risks of several hybrid cloud use-case models and then helps customers understand the cloud-native and third-party vendor options available that bridge the gap to the cloud for large-scale government environments.


Deploy, scale, and manage your Microsoft workloads on AWS. We start our session by discussing why customers want to deploy Microsoft Windows applications on AWS as a cloud platform. We talk about reference architectures and best practices for implementing Microsoft products and technologies including Active Directory, Remote Desktop Gateway, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync in the AWS cloud. We conclude with best practices for managing and monitoring Microsoft technologies in the AWS cloud.


The complexities of a cloud transformation program that involves the migration of hundreds or thousands of servers can present a significant challenge to program management and the coordination of IT teams tasked with the success and support of migration. This session outlines a highly collaborative agile approach to accelerate migration activities through automation of the iterative capture, sharing, and documentation of decisions and information, incorporated into a common DevOps solution.


Traditional disaster recovery (DR) has had a spotty record for enterprises. This session compares conventional approaches to DR to those using the AWS cloud and talks about the four ascending levels of AWS DR options and the benefits and tradeoffs among them. The session goes on to discuss backup and restore architectures both using partner products and solutions that assist in backup, recovery, DR, and continuity of operations (COOP).