Government, education and nonprofit organizations face unique challenges to accomplish complex missions with limited resources. Public sector leaders engaged in true cloud computing projects overwhelmingly turn to the power and speed of Amazon Web Services when they want to serve citizens more effectively, achieve scientific breakthroughs, reach broader constituents and put more of their time and resources into their core missions.
Amazon Web Services now serves more than 2,300 government, 7,000 education and 22,000 nonprofit organizations worldwide.
Agencies at all levels of government rely on Amazon Web Services to accomplish their missions
When NASA/JPL faced the challenge of delivering images from Mars to every browser on Earth, they knew they would need an unconventional solution. From that moment through their current scientific missions, NASA/JPL has used Amazon Web Services (AWS) to capture, store and process images and data collected from the Mars Exploration Rover and the Mars Science Laboratory missions.
By migrating to AWS, FINRA—the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority—has created a flexible platform that can adapt to changing market dynamics while providing its analysts with the tools to interactively query multi-petabyte data sets. FINRA, one of the largest independent securities regulators in the United States, was established to monitor and regulate financial trading practices.
AWS offers the flexible, low cost infrastructure for educational institutions
The University of Notre Dame is on the fast track to move at least 80% of its enterprise systems to the cloud. Learn how it all began when the university migrated its website and global student/faculty authentication stores to AWS. The university reports saving 40% on its annual IT operations by moving to AWS thus far.
By using AWS, UMUC improved the performance of its analytics platform by twentyfold and enabled its engineers to focus on building new applications instead of managing IT infrastructure.
Nonprofit and non-governmental organizations across domains use AWS to reduce costs, increase reach and accelerate advanced analytics capabilities.
Today, PBS Interactive is delivering nearly all of its streaming video through Amazon CloudFront. This equates to more than one petabyte of video content delivered every month. In addition, PBS Interactive uses multiple third-party providers to transcode and segment mobile video assets, which are then delivered through Amazon CloudFront to PBS’ mobile apps for the Apple iPhone and iPad.
Unique Technology Programs for Public Sector Needs
Public sector clients have unique computing needs. Amazon Web Services offers special programs to address these needs, including:
Scientific Computing resources help researchers in government, education or nonprofit institutions spin up the computing resources they need instantly. And qualified researchers can receive data egress waivers to make costs more predictable.
Open Data: Public sector organizations often hold data sets that could be useful to the public and private sectors alike. AWS helps make this data open and available for the public to discover, access, and use.
AWS Educate provides students and educators with receive free access to AWS technology, cloud courses, training and collaboration tools to build the next generation of cloud technology professionals.
Within the public sector, IoT is being used for areas important to us all—water, transportation, public safety, city services, smart infrastructure, and health services, for instance. Sometimes IoT can seem so large that it’s hard to get a handle on it, but let’s consider IoT devices in terms of something we can relate to: the duties of being a citizen.
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