Amazon Releases Cloud Service for The Goverment

Amazon.com Inc.unveiled on Tuesday a version of its cloud-computing service optimized for government agencies that deal with sensitive data.

According to Amazon, the new offering, Amazon Web Services GovCloud, will meet a host of strict regulatory requirements specific to government. It’s designed to meet moderate security control levels under the Federal Information Security Management Act and to meet FIPS 140-2, a federal cryptography standard.

In addition, Amazon says that GovCloud supports processing and storage of export-controlled, often defense-related, data and applications governed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, as it limits both logical and physical access to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

The company noted that more than 100 government agencies are already making of Amazon Web Services.

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