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Amazon Launches AWS GovCloud East Region for Federal Contractors

Amazon has expanded its cloud computing reach for U.S. government contractors with the launching of AWS GovCloud (U.S. East) Region. The Ohio-based cloud region now joins GovCloud (US-West) as the second AWS GovCloud Region in the U.S. and the 19th AWS Region worldwide.

What It Means for Contractors

The cloud services expansion gives U.S. government customers additional isolated AWS infrastructure for their sensitive, highly regulated and mission-critical data and applications.

“Working with AWS has allowed us to unlock new opportunities and deliver more capability, services, and innovation to our global customers,” said John DeSimone, vice president of cybersecurity at Raytheon. “With a new AWS GovCloud Region in the eastern part of the United States, we are able to leverage the security and flexibility that only AWS GovCloud provides to bring operational value for our mission partners with even lower latency.”

The AWS Marketplace offers 950 products, pay-as-you-go pricing options and one-click deployment to launch software.

“Whether you are designing for low-latency based on geographic requirements or high availability to increase workload resiliency to meet disaster recovery objectives, AWS GovCloud (US) lets you architect for business and mission continuity, security and compliance,” said AWS. 

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Multimedia journalist James Cullum is Managing Editor of Homeland Security Today's Federal Pages. He has reported for over a decade to newspapers, magazines and websites in the D.C. metro area. He excels at finding order in chaotic environments, from slave liberations in South Sudan to the halls of the power in Washington, D.C.

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