State and local authorities, including law enforcement agencies, are using the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions to store their data in a cheap manner.
The AWS GovCloud (US-East) Area is our next AWS GovCloud (US) Region, linking AWS GovCloud (US-West) to further help US government agencies, the builders who serve them, and organizations in highly regulated industries move more of their workloads into the AWS Cloud by executing a variety of US government-specific regulatory requirements.
Similar to the AWS GovCloud (US-West), the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region provides three Availability Zones and meets the strict requirements of the public sector and highly regulated businesses, including being operated on US soil by US taxpayers. It is available only to vetted US entities and root users, who have to affirm that they’re US citizens or US permanent residents are accounted by AWS. The AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region is located in the eastern part of the United States, supplying customers with a second isolated Region to run mission-critical workloads with lower latency and high availability.
The AWS GovCloud (US) environments also conform to commercial safety and privacy criteria such as:
- Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate and High baselines
- US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
- Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Low, Moderate, and High baselines
- Department of Justice's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy
- Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Levels 2, 4, and 5
Raytheon, one of the planet 's leading providers of technology for mission-critical defense systems, is using the AWS GovCloud (US) Areas to comply with a wide assortment of government regulations. They have been able to decrease the opportunity to build, test, and scale software in weeks to hours.
Now I'm happy to announce the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Area, our 19th global infrastructure Area, is now available to be used by customers in the US. With this launch, 57 Availability Zones are now provided by AWS, together with four Areas in Stockholm, Cape Town, Hong Kong SAR, and Bahrain anticipated to come online by 2020 and the other 12 zones.
Drakontas supplies products for infrastructure security, criminal justice, law enforcement, transportation, and military communities. Its applications, which combines several planning tools to provide real-time data to field members and commanders, is built entirely on AWS.
In 2011, AWS was the first cloud supplier to launch an isolated infrastructure Area designed to meet the stringent requirements of government agencies and other highly regulated businesses as it opened the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Area. The new AWS GovCloud (US-East) Area also meets the top US government compliance requirements, including:
To Learn More regarding the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region, I encourage you to visit the Public Sector section of the AWS Site.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for providing services like health care to America's veterans. It appreciates the flexibility and cost savings of AWS while they efficiently innovate to serve US military veterans. Using AWS, they’ve been able to supply a much more streamlined experience to experts, giving them quicker, easier access to benefits, health care, and other services that are essential through vets.gov.
The US Department of Treasury, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Adobe, Blackboard, Booz Allen Hamilton, Drakontas, Druva, ECS, Enlighten IT, General Dynamics Information Technology, GE, Infor, JHC Technology, Leidos, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Novetta, PowerDMS, Raytheon, REAN Cloud, a Hitachi Vantara company, SAP NS2, and Smartronix.
A number of the largest organizations in the US public sector, as well as the education, healthcare, and financial services industries, are using AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. They appreciate the decreased latency redundancy, data durability, resiliency, higher disaster recovery capability, and the ability to scale across multiple Regions. This includes companies and US government agencies such as: