Saturday, October 13, 2012

Amazon Web Services Sees Rapid Growth in Government Usage

Over 300 government agencies and 1,500 education institutions are now using Amazon Web Services for applications including big data analytics, high performance computing, web and collaboration applications, archiving and storage, and disaster relief. 
AWS also announced new services and features available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region (AWS GovCloud), including the addition of high performance computing capabilities. 
AWS GovCloud is a US-persons AWS region designed to allow US government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements, such as ITAR.