Amazon Web Services has a strong commitment to the needs of our customers across sectors in the UK. That's the driving reason why we recently launched a new Region in the London area.
Cities like London are quickly embracing innovation and developing new ways for engaging and serving citizens. From transportation to planning to utilities, cities are using cloud computing to transform the way they interact with citizens and think about their future. Both government and commercial organisations are using the cloud to provide information and deliver services to their customers and citizens.
The London Region is open for business and you can start using it today! If you need additional information about this Region, contact our UK team.
When it comes to digital government projects, where do you get started? How do you train your staff and align your technology strategy with the ever-increasing pace of citizen requirements?
To answer these questions (and learn even more), join us throughout two weeks of exclusive events – Week of January 23 and Week of March 6 – at the Urban Innovation Centre, where AWS and Future Cities Catapult will offer discussions, roundtables, and workshops as part of the London Innovation Series. Customise your own itinerary and learn how to build citizen services in a new and fresh way.
The new Region in London marks our third AWS Region in Europe. AWS customers can use the new London Region to better serve end-users in the UK and can also use it to store data in the UK. For public sector customers, this allows them to deliver secure solutions for OFFICIAL workloads.
Compliance & Connectivity
- For UK OFFICIAL workloads, we have worked with our Direct Connect Partners to ensure that obligations for connectivity to the Public Services Network (PSN) and N3 can be met.
- Every AWS Region is designed and built to meet rigorous compliance standards including ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC3, PCI DSS Level 1, and many more.
- Our Cloud Compliance page includes information about these standards, along with those that are specific to the UK, including Cyber Essentials Plus.
When you sign up for AWS account, you will receive twelve months of access to the AWS Free Usage Tier and enjoy AWS Basic Support features including, 24x7x365 customer service, support forums and more.
Learn how to deploy a cloud architecture supporting NCSC and CIS for UK-OFFICIAL workloads. The "UK-OFFICIAL on AWS" Quick Start guide sets up a standardized AWS Cloud environment that supports workloads that are classified as United Kingdom (UK) OFFICIAL.This data classification is associated with guidance and controls that help public sector organisations manage risks and ensure security when handling information assets.
Deploy a cloud architecture supporting NCSC and CIS for UK-OFFICIAL workloads
The AWS environment built by the Quick Start aligns with the following guidelines that fall in scope with UK-OFFICIAL:
- National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Cloud Security Principles
- Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls
The Quick Start template automatically configures the AWS resources and deploys a multi-tier, Linux-based web application in a few simple steps, in about 30 minutes. The security controls matrix shows how the Quick Start components map to NCSC and CIS security requirements. Get started »
AWS re:Start is a new UK digital skills initiative that aims to address the growing deficit of the digital skills necessary to obtain available jobs.
Working in conjunction with QA Group, The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), The Princes Trust, and The Ministry of Defence (MoD), AWS re:Start will teach 1,000 people from military or disadvantaged backgrounds the knowledge and skills to build a career within the digital economy. Supported by AWS partners and customers, the program will result in a full-time work placement and/or apprenticeship for each of the 1,000 people being trained. Many of the UK’s leading businesses have already pledged roles to graduates.