Amazon to Build Government-Specific Cloud Computing Region

By Public Spend Forum ‌‌ posted 10 days ago


In an announcement yesterday at AWS' Public Sector Summit, Teresa Carlson, VP of worldwide public sector for AWS, said that AWS GovCloud (US-East) would be operational in 2018 and will meet a "myriad of government customer compliance requirements, including FedRAMP, ITAR, DoD impact levels 2-4, IRS 1075 and others." With government attitudes to cloud computing continuing to evolve, the location of AWS GovCloud (US-East) in close proximity to the DMV corridor may increase its attractiveness to government agencies that feel more comfortable being closer to the massive server farms hosting a growing percentage of the world's data. 

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