USBN Q4 2018

30 US BUSINESS NEWS / Q4 2018 , US public sector and regulated commercial customers can runmission-critical workloads with low latency andhigh availability innewAWSGovCloud (US-East) Region. Amazon Web Services Launches Second GovCloud Region in the United States Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the launch of the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region, its second GovCloud infrastructure region in the United States. With the launch of the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region, AWS now provides 57 Availability Zones across 19 geographic regions globally with another 12 Availability Zones and four regions coming online in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, South Africa, and Sweden between the end of 2018 and the first half of 2020. The AWS GovCloud Regions meet the stringent requirements of the public sector and highly regulated industries, including being operated on US soil by US citizens, and are accessible only to vetted US entities and root account holders who must confirm they are US persons. “For more than seven years, government customers and those in highly regulated industries have been using AWS GovCloud (US-West) to run workloads that must meet the most stringent security and compliance requirements,” said Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at AWS. “Based on the growth of GovCloud (US-West) and high customer demand for a second region in the eastern part of the US, we’ve opened a second GovCloud Region so that AWS customers can support their mission-critical programs with even lower latency to the East Coast and have the ability to implement cross-region disaster recovery.” AWS was the first cloud provider to launch an isolated infrastructure region designed to meet government and other highly regulated industry requirements when it opened the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region in 2011. Like AWS GovCloud (US-West), AWS GovCloud (US-East) offers three Availability Zones. AWS Regions are comprised of multiple Availability Zones, which refer to technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting business continuity, yet near enough to provide low-latency for high availability applications. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, physical security, and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault tolerance. AWS GovCloud helps customers address compliance at every stage of their cloud journey, supporting more certifications, attestations, laws, regulations, and security frameworks than any other cloud provider, as well as offering more services covered by those compliance regimes. Similar to AWS GovCloud (US-West), the new AWS GovCloud (US- East) Region is isolated and meets the top US government compliance requirements, including: Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate and High baselines, US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Low, Moderate, and High baselines, the Department of Justice’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy, Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Levels 2, 4, and 5. The AWS GovCloud Regions also conform to commercial security and privacy standards such as Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Standards, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security, System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1, 2, and 3, as well as ISO/IEC 9001 compliance which is primarily for healthcare, life sciences, medical devices, automotive, and aerospace customers.