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A Call to Cloud on Canada’s West Coast

Many west coast Canadian customers, such as Vancouver International Airport and BC Hydro, are using the AWS Cloud to save money and better serve citizens. But it doesn’t stop there. Hear firsthand from some of our Canadian customers about their cloud journey. Here’s what they had to say on some key topics – transformation, security, and customer centricity.

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Yes, Technology Can Build More Inclusive Societies

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Institute today released a briefing paper that illustrates how cities are using technology to enhance access to services and quality of life for their residents. As cities become home to the majority of the world’s population, leaders must ensure that urban infrastructure and services can accommodate growth, and that no one is left behind. Increasingly, they are turning to cloud technology for solutions to the challenges they are facing – from problems like traffic, parking, and waste management to public health crises and natural disasters.

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Key Trends in Canadian Healthcare

Since the launch of the AWS Canada (Central) Region in December 2016, many organizations have begun using AWS to transform Canadian healthcare infrastructure and services. The entities use AWS to help lower the cost of IT services, provide more focus on patients, improve data security and compliance, improve healthcare clinician and staff productivity, and begin resolving major health problems impacting the general population. From data center migration to machine learning, healthcare authorities, hospitals, and service providers have been focused on the following key trends.

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New Services Announced for Canadian Customers

Since the launch of the AWS Canada (Central) Region in December 2016, Canadian customers have been building on AWS to help their organizations transform. Based on customer demand, we have continued to add new features and services into the Canada Region. We have launched 231 new features and services so far this year, demonstrating our commitment for continued growth in Canada.

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Canadian Federal Government Awards Multiple Contracts to AWS Partners for Access to AWS Cloud Services

Shared Services Canada (SSC) is the central IT service provider of the federal government of Canada. It delivers infrastructure services related to email, data centers, telecommunications, and workplace technology devices for 43 federal agencies. Currently, they operate approximately 700 data centers running roughly 14,000 applications. To meet the future needs of the government, SSC plans to drive efficiencies and augment their computing capacity through data center modernization and consolidation, and the adoption of cloud computing between 2017 and 2024.

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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.

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