AWS in the Public Sector

Paving the way for innovation and supporting world-changing projects in government, education, and nonprofit organizations

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 (AWS) 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.

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For Public Sector Customers: 10 New Products Launched at AWS re:Invent

At the 2018 AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, AWS made many new product announcements that could transform government, education, and nonprofit missions and operations. Below is our curated list of the top ten takeaways from re:Invent 2018 for you to try this year.

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Busting the Myth of Vendor Lock-In

The cloud enables organizations to achieve their missions faster, speed up innovation, and save costs by scaling up quickly without the lengthy and costly process of acquiring additional hardware. Although more public sector organizations are adopting the cloud for mission-critical workloads, misconceptions about vendor lock-in still exist.

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AWS Well-Architected Framework: Best Practices for Building and Deploying an Optimized Cloud Environment

AWS has developed the Well-Architected Framework to help customers architect their mission-critical applications on AWS with secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure. Well Architected can help you build and deploy faster, lower or mitigate risks, make informed decisions, and learn AWS best practices. 

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AWS Educate Now Available in 10 Languages

AWS Educate’s 11 foundational Cloud Learning Career Pathways are now available in ten new languages – Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Bahasa. Now, more students around the world have access to the skills that will provide them access to cloud-based careers and opportunities.

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Explore public sector industry segments

Government

Government

National, regional, and local governments around the world.

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Education

Education

Educational institutions, EdTech companies, and students.

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Nonprofits

Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and tech companies serving nonprofits.

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Benefits

Cost Savings

AWS offers low, pay-as-you-go pricing with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments. We are able to build and manage a global infrastructure at scale, and pass the cost saving benefits onto you in the form of lower prices. With the efficiencies of our scale and expertise, we have reduced prices 72 times since AWS launched in 2006.

Agility and Instant Elasticity

AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to quickly innovate, experiment, and iterate. Instead of waiting weeks or months for hardware, you can instantly deploy new applications, instantly scale up as your workload grows, and instantly scale down based on demand. 

Flexibility

AWS is a language and operating system agnostic platform. You choose the development platform or programming model that makes the most sense for your mission. You can choose which services you use, one or several, and choose how you use them. This flexibility allows you to focus on innovation, not infrastructure.

Security

Experts recognize that security in the cloud is better than it is with on-premises infrastructure. Broad security certification and accreditation, data encryption at rest and in transit, hardware security modules and strong physical security all contribute to a more secure way to manage your organization’s IT infrastructure.

AWS Public Sector Summit Washington, DC

Whether it’s exploring the cosmos, researching life-saving cures, or hosting petabyte-scale apps, the cloud is revolutionizing how we work and live. Join the innovators who are building the future with secure, AI-ready cloud services. Connect with colleagues and peers, see what digital transformation looks like, and discover how cloud-based skills empower the workforce of today and tomorrow. The AWS Public Sector Summit Washington, DC, is a chance to get inspired, dive deep, and begin to build.

Case studies

Tens of thousands of government, education, and nonprofit customers around the world depend on the cloud with the most functionailty, innovation, and experience. 

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