How to Buy AWS Cloud for the Public Sector

Discover the acquisition steps and best practices you need to start your government, education, nonprofit, or healthcare organization journey to cloud.

Buying cloud is different from buying traditional IT infrastructure and services. Cloud computing requires a shift in the way that organizations acquire IT infrastructure to operate business systems and digital services. Tens of thousands of public sector customers are already using efficient cloud-centric procurement processes to quickly launch Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud services.

This page outlines cloud acquisition topics that are important to consider, which include: operational and cultural implications, stakeholder engagement, sustainability, and key considerations to enable innovation and save costs down the line.


Partner Cloud Acquisition Tear Sheets Now Available

APN Partners can now access the latest cloud acquisition information, resources, and training ─ all in one spot. The Cloud Acquisition Tear Sheets, available through the APN, provide APN Partners with country-specific information and localized content so they can guide customers through the cloud procurement process.

Don't know where to start?

Buying cloud computing services takes different skills and strategies than those required for buying traditional IT services. To make sure you are ready to start on your cloud acquisition journey, read our blog 6 steps to cloud procurement readiness. If you are ready to buy, we invite you to review our FAQs below.

Note that AWS specialists are available to meet with you to talk through acquisition considerations for cloud services. Please contact us.

More information

ITIL® Specialist: Acquiring & Managing Cloud Services

This module is for anyone requiring guidance on developing a practical understanding of how cloud technology can support broader business strategy and functions

AWS Public Sector Contract Center

Additional information on contracting AWS services in the public sector

Cloud Procurement Readiness

Read our Public Sector Blog post to learn the six steps governments take to get cloud procurement ready

How to Buy Cloud Handbook

Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) deep dive handbook on how to buy cloud in the public sector