AWS GovCloud (US)
Government agencies and enterprises in regulated industries can take advantage of Amazon GovCloud – an isolated and secure AWS region, which complies with the stringent security regulations of the US Government.
The US Government with its various agencies and contractors are subject to different security compliance regulations than enterprises that operate in the private sector. This has been one of the reasons why cloud deployments in highly regulated environments have progressed at a slower pace.
To facilitate cloud adoption for the US Government, Amazon Web Services launched AWS GovCloud - a new isolated and secure AWS region, specifically structured to accommodate workflows for U.S. government agencies and contractors.
AWS GovCloud (US) is designed specifically for agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as organizations in government regulated industries, such as Defense, Law Enforcement, Energy, Aerospace, Healthcare, Financials, and many more.
GovCloud facilitates customers with stringent regulatory and compliance requirements, such as:
- FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management High Baseline)
- ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulation)
- DOD SRG (Dept of Defense Security Requirements Guide)
- CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services Security Policy and Addendum)
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
AWS GovCloud (US) is operated by vetted employees and it allows access only to account holders who have been confirmed “U.S. Persons”. Network, Data, and Virtual Machines in GovCloud are isolated from all other AWS Cloud Regions. GovCloud features a separate identity and access management stack with unique credentials, which only work with the GovCloud region, and comes with a dedicated management console, as well as end-points that are specific to the AWS GovCloud region.
Customers with sensitive data and regulated IT workloads can now move sensitive workloads into the cloud and take advantage of the agility and scalability of the AWS cloud platform.
Contact CloudBasic for more information on how to get the best of AWS GovCloud (US).
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