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3:39 pm, April 17, 2014

Gov Cloud Minute

Amazon Web Services helps Public Sector organizations achieve success in the cloud. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping Governments and Educational Institutions find ways cloud services can be employed to reduce costs, drive further research and development, and increase innovation across the globe.

AWS provides organizations of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up- front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your needs. With the cloud, organizations no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.

AWS builds services in accordance with customer mandates and security best practices to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy. AWS provides appropriate security features in those services, and documents how to use those features. AWS' compliance framework covers FISMA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (formerly SAS 70 Type II), and HIPAA. For more information about the security capabilities of each service in the AWS cloud, consult the white paper "Amazon Web Services: Risk and Compliance."

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