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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector helps government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across the globe. The AWS cloud is uniquely positioned to provide scalable cost-efficient solutions for public sector customers to find ways cloud services can be deployed to meet mandates and increase collaboration across agencies and organizations. AWS is the first commercial cloud provider authorized to host sensitive DoD information. Whether it is for development and testing, enterprise applications, high-performance computing, storage, backup and archiving, disaster recovery, web, mobile, and social apps, virtual desktops, or data center migrations, government agencies, education institutions, and nonprofits are using AWS to help achieve their missions. AWS provides cloud services as a pay-as-you-go model, delivering access to the most up-to-date technology resources. Simply access AWS services over the internet, with no upfront costs (no capital investment), and pay only for the computing resources that you use, as your needs scale. By using AWS’s inexpensive and highly scalable infrastructure technology, organizations around the world can stop paying for computing power they aren’t using - and receive more mission for their money. In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services to comply with the strictest security and privacy standards and follows security best practices. AWS has dedicated teams focused on helping public sector organizations of all sizes use AWS to pave the way for innovation and, ultimately, make the world a better place through technology.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector helps government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across the globe. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, with no up-front physical infrastructure expenses or long-term commitments.


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 Press Releases

  • Amazon Web Services Launches Korean Datacenters for Its Cloud Computing Platform

    Cloud pioneer expands infrastructure footprint with new Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region, providing Korean customers with a choice in data locality and even lower latency

    Korean companies including Samsung ElectronicsLG Electronics, SK Planet, CJ O ShoppingNexon, and Mirae Asset welcome new Seoul Region to expand their use of AWS Cloud

    SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2016-- (NASDAQ:AMZN) — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region, its fifth technology infrastructure region in Asia Pacific (APAC). Starting today, Korean-based businesses and global companies with customers in Korea can leverage AWS’s industry leading infrastructure technology platform to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Many thousands of Korean customers have been using the AWS Cloud from other AWS Regions for several years. Now, with the launch of the Seoul Region, Korean-based developers and companies, as well as multinational companies with end users in Korea, can securely store and process their data in AWS in Korea with single-digit millisecond latency across most ofKorea. Developers can sign up and get started today at: http://aws.amazon.com.

    The Seoul Region consists of two Availability Zones at launch. Each Availability Zone includes one or more geographically distinct datacenters, each with redundant power, networking, and connectivity. Each Availability Zone is designed to be resilient to any issues in another Availability Zone, enabling customers to operate production applications and databases that are more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than would be possible from a single datacenter.

    With this launch, the AWS Cloud is now available from 32 Availability Zones across 12 geographic regions worldwide, with another four AWS Regions (and nine Availability Zones) in ChinaIndiaOhio, and the United Kingdom to be available in the coming year.

    “Customers continue to choose AWS as their infrastructure technology platform because we have a lot more functionality than any other cloud provider, a significantly larger partner and customer ecosystem built around AWS, and unmatched maturity, security, and performance,” said Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services. “Our Korean customers and partners have asked us to build AWS infrastructure in Korea so that they can run more of their workloads on AWS and approve new initiatives that could change their business and customer experience; we’re excited about delivering this to our customers today.”

    Since its inception in 2006, AWS has changed the way organizations acquire technology infrastructure. With more than one million active customers worldwide and over 50 services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, and enterprise applications, AWS has become the new normal for companies of all sizes in all industries to deploy their applications.

    Nexon is Korea’s premier gaming company, providing 150 games in 150 countries. With 68 percent of the company’s total sales of US $1.5 billioncoming from their overseas business, Nexon is positioning itself as a global game provider. “For gaming companies like Nexon, it is difficult to estimate if an investment on infrastructure is going to pay off. By using AWS, we’re able to experiment with different games and invest in those that develop a following. With AWS, we did not need to make a huge initial investment and are able to manage our IT infrastructure more effectively,” said Sang-Won Jung, VP of New Development at Nexon. “We are currently running our new mobile MMORPG game, HIT, 100 percent on AWS. This game set the record for achieving the number one sales ranking in the Korean mobile gaming industry in the shortest period of time. With the new AWS region in Korea, we plan to use AWS not just for mobile games, but also for latency sensitive PC games as well.”

    Mirae Asset Global Investments Group, the number one asset management company in terms of profits in Korea, migrated its web properties from its on-premises data centers to the AWS Cloud. “In order to stay competitive, online and mobile businesses are more important than ever in the financial services sector. Using AWS enabled us to improve our web service environment and reduce annual management costs by 50 percent through the consolidated platform of web services such as servers, network, database, and security,” said Wan-Geu Kim, Managing Director of theIT Department at Mirae Asset. “With the launch of the AWS Region on Korean soil, we will now move even more of our sensitive and mission-critical workloads to AWS.”

    Investing in Korea’s Cloud Future

    Along with the new region, AWS has also worked to build a vibrant local cloud technology ecosystem in Korea. The rapidly expanding AWS Partner Network (APN) in Korea includes Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators (SIs) who are building innovative solutions and services around the AWS Cloud. ISV partners such as Ahnlab, Dreamline, Hancom, IGAWorks, and TMAXSoft are providing a variety of software, security, and connectivity solutions that can be used in conjunction with AWS. SIs including Bespin Global, GS Neotek, Megazone, and Vsystems are helping enterprises to migrate to AWS, deploy mission-critical applications on AWS, or are providing a full range of monitoring, automation, and management services of customers’ AWS environments. More details on these partners and solutions can be found at: https://aws.amazon.com/partners/.

    AWS is also delivering its AWS Educate Program to help promote cloud learning in the classroom with eight local universities, including Sogang UniversityYonsei University, and Seoul National University. Since its launch locally in May 2015, over 1,000 Korean students are participating in AWS-related classes and non-profit e-learning programs, such as “Like a Lion.”

    The new Region adds to Amazon’s existing cloud computing investments in Korea. Teams of Account Managers, Solutions Architects, Technical Support Engineers, Professional Services Consultants, and various other functions support customers in Korea.

  • Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Wind Farm US Central

    Amazon Wind Farm US Central in Ohio is Amazon’s fourth major renewable energy project in 2015 and is Expected to Generate More Than 320,000 MWh of Energy Annually

    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2015-- (NASDAQ:AMZN) — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that it has contracted with EDP Renewables to construct and operate a 100 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Paulding County, Ohio, called the Amazon Wind Farm US Central. This new wind farm is expected to start generating approximately 320,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually starting in May 2017, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes[1] in a year. The energy generated will be delivered into the electrical grid that supplies both current and future AWS Cloud data centers. For more information go tohttp://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/sustainable-energy/.

    In November 2014, AWS shared its long-term commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage for the global AWS infrastructure footprint. In April 2015, AWS announced that approximately 25 percent of the power consumed by its global infrastructure was from renewable energy sources with a goal of increasing that percentage to at least 40 percent by the end of 2016. As part of its renewable energy push, AWS continues to work on ways to increase the energy efficiency of its facilities and equipment, and to launch projects aimed at increasing the availability of renewable energy resources on the electrical grid that supplies power to current and future AWS Cloud data centers in Virginia andOhio.

    Specifically, in January 2015Amazon announced a renewable project with the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) in Benton County, Indiana, which is expected to generate 500,000 MWh of wind power annually. In April 2015Amazon announced a pilot of Tesla’s energy storage batteries that are designed to help bridge the gap between intermittent production, from sources like wind, and the datacenter’s constant power demand. Also in April 2015, AWS joined the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance(US PREF) to work with state and federal policymakers and other stakeholders to enable more renewable energy opportunities for cloud providers. In June 2015, the company announced Amazon Solar Farm US East in Virginia, which is expected to generate 170,000 MWh of solar power annually. In July 2015, AWS announced Amazon Wind Farm US East in North Carolina, which is expected to generate more than 670,000 MWh of energy annually.

    Now with Amazon Wind Farm US Central announced today, Amazon’s renewable projects will be responsible for delivering more than 1.6 million MWh of additional renewable energy into electric grids across the central and eastern US, or roughly the equivalent amount of energy required to power 150,000 US homes. [1]

    “We continue to pursue projects that help to develop more renewable energy sources to the grids that power AWS datacenters and bring us closer to achieving our long term goal of powering our global infrastructure with 100 percent renewable energy,” said Jerry Hunter, Vice President of Infrastructure at Amazon Web Services. “Our previously announced renewable energy projects put AWS on track to surpass our goal of 40 percent renewable energy globally by the end of 2016. This latest project, Amazon Wind Farm US Central, pushes our renewable energy percentage ever higher.”

    “Ohio continues to benefit from the strong relationship that JobsOhio and its business development partners have fostered with Amazon,” saidJohn Minor, President and Chief Investment Officer of JobsOhio. “Building upon news from earlier this year that AWS would develop cloud data centers in Ohio, we are excited that AWS is making another significant investment here and look forward to partnering with Amazon as it continues to grow in our state.”

    EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the fourth largest producer of wind power in the world. The company operates in 12 markets around the world (BelgiumBrazilCanadaSpainUnited StatesFranceItalyPolandPortugalUnited Kingdom,Romania and Mexico). For more information please visit www.edpr.com.

    "We are very excited to be working with AWS on this important project in Ohio,” said João Manso Neto, CEO of EDP Renewables. “The fact that businesses such as AWS are playing such an active part in renewable energy projects is a very clear indicator that the future lies in additional generation of this type of energy. The support for this project shows the industry’s confidence in our delivery capacity, experience, and know-how."

  • Amazon Web Services Announces AWS IoT

    New platform allows customers to connect and manage billions of devices, powering applications that process, analyze, and act on IoT data on global scale

    Arrow, AvnetBroadcomIntelMarvellMediatek, Microchip, Qualcomm, Renasas, SeedStudio, and Texas Instruments to offer Internet of Things Starter Kits with AWS IoT ready hardware components

    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2015-- Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced AWS IoT, a new platform that makes it easy for devices — cars, turbines, sensor grids, light bulbs, and more – to connect to AWS services so that companies can store, process, analyze, and act on the volumes of data generated by connected devices on a global scale. Devices connect to AWS IoT’s Device Gateway, and manufacturers can set rules for how AWS IoT handles the data they send, and the actions they take when various conditions are met (such as sending an alert when a pressure sensor reports an unusually high reading or a motion detector is triggered). Connected devices are usually operated via applications that communicate with them using APIs, but devices may not always be available to respond to API calls because of intermittent connectivity or because of power constraints. AWS IoT creates a virtual version, or “shadow” of each connected device that includes all of the information about the device’s state and is always available so that applications can check the device’s status and take actions that are automatically sent to the device once it reconnects. AWS IoT provides an SDK that makes it easy for developers to use the AWS IoT functionality from connected devices, and from mobile and web applications. A number of semiconductor manufacturers also have “Starter Kits” Powered by AWS IoT that embed the AWS IoT Device SDK and offer connectivity to AWS IoT out of the box. For more information about AWS IoT, visit https://aws.amazon.com/iot.

    Today, many of the world’s leading manufacturers, developers, enterprises, and smart cities use AWS services to power a wide range IoT applications that span everything from energy metering and oil and gas production to fleet management and smart homes. However, operating highly available and reliable systems that connect and gather data from large fleets of “things” – sensors embedded in everything from manufacturing equipment and vehicle fleets, to fitness devices and homes – involves a significant amount of development and infrastructure effort. To manage this complexity, customers have had to build custom middleware that can translate device protocols (so that applications can interact with these devices) and provision infrastructure that can scale to support a high volume of simultaneous connections between cloud services, mobile apps, and an array of devices which may connect only intermittently and have limited compute, storage, or battery life. With AWS IoT, customers have a pay-as-you-go service that handles the heavy lifting involved in connecting any number of disparate devices, allowing them to securely interact with each other, cloud services, and applications while keeping them up-to-date, and collecting, analyzing, and taking action on the continuous streams of data they generate.

    “The promise of the Internet of Things is to make everyday products smarter for consumers, and for businesses to enable better, data-driven offerings that weren’t possible before. World-leading organizations like Philips, NASA JPL, and Sonos already use AWS services to support the back-end of their IoT applications,” said Marco Argenti, Vice President, Mobile and IoT, AWS. “Now, AWS IoT enables a whole ecosystem of manufacturers, service providers, and application developers to easily connect their products to the cloud at scale, take action on the data they collect, and create a new class of applications that interact with the physical world.

    With AWS IoT, customers can:

    • Connect devices to the Cloud and to each other (Device Gateway and AWS IoT Device SDK): Devices connect to AWS IoT via the Device Gateway using both HTTP and Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT), an industry-standard, lightweight communication protocol designed for sensors and mobile devices, making them interoperable independent of the protocol they use. AWS IoT also supports other industry-standard and custom protocols that customers may have already implemented, and devices can communicate directly with each other regardless of the protocol they use. AWS IoT scales as the number of devices grows, providing connectivity with low latency and high throughput on a global scale.
    • Secure data and interactions: AWS IoT provides mutual authentication so that data is never exchanged between devices and AWS IoT without proven identity, and encrypts all data coming into and out of connected devices. AWS IoT is fully integrated with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), making it easy for customers to set granular permissions for individual devices, or fleets of devices, and manage them throughout the lifecycle of the device. Customers can generate and embed security credentials in their existing connected devices, or AWS IoT can generate new ones when devices are first activated.
    • Process and act upon device data (Rules Engine): AWS IoT’s rules engine lets customers define rules that filter, process, and route data between devices, AWS services, and applications. Using the AWS Management Console, the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or AWS IoT APIs, customers can create rules that apply to data from a single device (such as a sensor), a group of devices (such as a sensor array), or a mix of devices and data sources (such as a sensor array and data stored in Amazon DynamoDB). Rules specify conditions that, when verified, instruct AWS IoT to take actions such as routing data to Amazon Kinesis, Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Machine Learning, or Amazon DynamoDB. For example, AWS IoT may receive messages from connected industrial equipment that produce vast amounts of telemetry data each hour, not all of which may be relevant to the business. With AWS IoT’s rules engine, the business can instruct AWS IoT to filter certain types of sensor data (e.g. pump pressure) as it comes in, and route only the specified data to Amazon Kinesis Firehose to be streamed into an Amazon Redshift data warehouse for later analysis. AWS IoT rules can also trigger AWS Lambda to run code that will take more complex actions, such as compressing data, or sending a push notification to an operator if an anomaly is detected. Customers can update rules in AWS IoT without intervention on the physical device, reducing the cost and effort involved in updating and maintaining large fleets of devices.
    • Allow cloud applications to interact with connected devices even when they are offline (Device Shadows): AWS IoT creates a persistent, virtual version, or “shadow,” of every device that stores the latest state of a device so that applications or other devices can read messages from the device and interact with it anytime – even if it is offline. By providing always-available REST APIs, AWS IoT makes it easier for customers to build applications that interact with connected devices. Applications can read the state of a device or set a desired future state through API calls, and AWS IoT takes care of setting the correct state, sending only relevant changes to the device once it reconnects.
    • Get started quickly with AWS IoT Starter Kits from leading hardware manufacturers: Through the new AWS Hardware Partner Program, a growing ecosystem of semiconductor manufacturers, including Arrow, BroadcomIntelMarvellMediatek, Microchip,Qualcomm, Renasas, SeedStudio, and Texas Instruments are offering IoT starter kits powered by AWS that include the AWS IoT SDK and hardware components that are ready to connect to AWS IoT. Available for purchase on www.amazon.com, these kits offer a wide range of microcontroller, sensor, and development boards that developers and manufacturers can use to very rapidly prototype AWS IoT enabled connected devices.

    “At Philips we aim to empower people to take greater control of their health with digital solutions that support healthy living and improved care coordination,” said Jeroen Tas, CEO Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services, Philips. “Our HealthSuite digital platform and its device cloud are already managing more than seven million connected, medical-grade and consumer devices, sensors, and mobile apps. With the addition of AWS IoT, we will greatly accelerate the pursuit of our vision. It will be easier to acquire, process, and act upon data from heterogeneous devices in real-time. Our products, and the care they support, are enabled to grow smarter and more personalized over time.”

    NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have instruments all over the solar system and beyond serving humanity with amazing data. Much of this data is already processed in the cloud, and it’s increasing daily. NASA’s experiments with AWS IoT have been highly positive and demonstrate that NASA can now use the compute power of the cloud to integrate and process the data provided by sensors in mobile devices, smart devices, conference rooms, clean rooms, and beyond. The AWS IoT integration with the foundational AWS services make it a very powerful platform for NASA JPL to build meaningful, connected, IoT experiences.

    Diversey Care, a division of Sealed Air Corp, is the leading provider of smart, sustainable solutions for cleaning and hygiene. “We're excited about AWS IoT to provide scalable and efficient connectivity for our connected 'Internet of Clean' products,” said Dr. Ilham Kadri, President, Diversey Care. “Supporting millions of connected cleaning appliances means we have to process massive amounts of telemetry and command data from these devices reliably, with low-latency, and cost-effectively. Now we can rely on AWS IoT for that critical infrastructure, and focus on helping our customers create cleaner, healthier environments.”

    Rachio makes a WiFi smart sprinkler controller that helps customers water for better results and lower costs by adjusting for weather conditions and adapting to their yard. “Building connected devices is challenging enough, but great mobile apps are the primary way customers interact with our sprinkler controllers,” said Franz Garsombke, Chief Technology Officer, Rachio. “AWS IoT’s Device Shadows greatly simplify our app development. Our apps can use AWS IoT’s secure REST APIs to retrieve the last reported state of a sprinkler controller (environmental data), or set a desired future state (watering time and amount). It means our app development can move faster than ever, and we can focus even more on building a great customer experience.”

    “Our smart city products need to evolve with the needs of taxpayers over time," said Michael O'Neil, Chief Technology Officer, Intersection, one of the companies behind LinkNYC, an initiative that will replace the aging network of public pay phones into networked hubs that provide information and connectivity across New York City. “We're constantly experimenting in order to do that. AWS IoT is great for us because we can prototype quickly with SDKs for C, JavaScript and Arduino, or even choose a readymade starter kit. As our prototypes mature into production features, we can feel secure that AWS IoT will also support them at urban scale.”

    APN Partner support for AWS IoT

    Many customers require additional IoT software and services to extend the AWS IoT platform, and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners offer operating systems, management platforms, analytics, and services that work with AWS IoT. For example, the Micrium and Ubuntu operating systems have the ability to run the AWS IoT Device SDK and connect to AWS IoT. And, if customers need additional device management capabilities, such as over-the-air updates or remote diagnostics, APN Partners like Ayla Networks, Cirrus Link, Thingworx, and Xively offer these services. As data flows into AWS, customers can get insights and predictions through APN Partner Splunk. Finally, customers that want help bringing all these pieces together and customizing them for their specific use can work with system integrator APN Partners Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Thinglogix, Two Bulls, and a whole host of others.

    About Amazon Web Services

    Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U.S., AustraliaBrazilChina,GermanyIrelandJapan, and Singapore. More than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs, and scale applications globally. To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com.

    About Amazon

    Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

  • Accenture and Amazon Web Services Create New Business Group to Help Enterprises Migrate to and Run Their Business in the AWS Cloud

    Accenture AWS Business Group will deliver application migration, development and management services and solutions

    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2015-- Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the formation of a business group to help clients more quickly move their business to the cloud. The Accenture AWS Business Group brings together dedicated professionals from each company with expertise in cloud solutions architecture and development, marketing, sales, and business development. The business group will offer integrated consulting and technology solutions designed to help enterprise clients take greater advantage of the flexibility and economics of an “as-a-service” operating model where IT and business services are delivered on-demand, via the AWS Cloud.

    Large enterprises are under pressure to innovate faster than ever, drive down costs, and deliver increased value to their organizations through more responsive and flexible IT. The Accenture AWS Business Group was established to help organizations evolve long-established internal processes, reorganize internal IT teams, re-tool legacy solutions, and effectively extract value from the data their businesses are collecting. The business group will develop and deliver a suite of services and solutions that unify business process re-engineering, application migration services, architecture design and application development for the AWS Cloud so enterprise clients can accelerate innovation, enter new markets, and ultimately achieve improved business results.

    Accenture and AWS plan to invest significant resources over multiple years in the development of new services and technology solutions including application migration and development, cloud-based enterprise applications, and analytics and Big Data solutions. The companies are committed to train an additional 1,000 Accenture professionals and certify 500 Accenture professionals on the AWS Cloud in the first year, and support go-to-market activities. Employees dedicated to the Accenture AWS Business Group will be equipped with the latest AWS technologies, best-in-class methodologies, highly automated tools for application migration, and software-as-a-service applications for big data management and analytics.

    “Accenture is already a market leader in cloud and the formation of the Accenture AWS Business Group is a key part of our Accenture Cloud First agenda. Cloud is increasingly becoming a starting point with our clients for their enterprise solutions,” said Omar Abbosh, Chief Strategy Officer,Accenture. “Whether our clients need to innovate faster, create new services, or maximize value from their investments, the Accenture AWS Business Group will help them get there faster, with lower risk and with solutions optimized for AWS.”

    “We are working with more organizations than ever before who have made the decision to transform their business by moving to the AWS Cloud,” said Adam Selipsky, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Support, Amazon Web Services. “The Accenture AWS Business Group has been created to empower these organizations to rapidly achieve the agility benefits of moving to AWS so they can eliminate the undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing their IT infrastructure and instead focus on adopting new IT operating models, addressing new market opportunities, and growing their business, at the same time they reduce their overall IT costs.”

    Initially, the Accenture AWS Business Group will focus on two main business areas, with plans to introduce additional solutions in the future:

    • Transformation Services Optimized for AWS: The business group will provide services to clients to move their existing applications to and develop new applications on AWS quickly, economically, and securely. The services include cloud strategy, organizational and architecture design, application migration, refactoring, and new application development services. A dedicated AWS application development and migration ‘factory’ will automate processes to help businesses run more efficiently.
    • Analytics and Big Data Services, powered by AWS: Enterprise clients, especially those in regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services, are increasingly looking for more effective analytics-driven solutions. The Accenture Insights Platform will be expanded to integrate AWS data and analytics capabilities. This will allow customers with compliance and regulatory requirements to better manage the end-to-end data lifecycle from data migration, curation, normalization, and analytics.

    The business group will also explore the creation of new services in high growth areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Security on the AWS Cloud.

    The formation of the Accenture AWS Business Group represents a continued expansion of the relationship between Accenture and AWS, who have been working together to support their clients in their move to the cloud for nearly 10 years. In 2014, the two companies collaborated on end-to-end cloud migration and management services designed to help enterprise clients move from cloud pilots to enterprise-wide deployments in the AWS Cloud. Notable clients who have successfully migrated to AWS leveraging these services include global broadcasting and content companyDiscovery Networks International and Japanese public WiFi service provider Wire and Wireless Co.

    About Accenture

    Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 358,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$31.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015. Its home page iswww.accenture.com.

    Accenture is a leader in helping organizations move to the cloud to take advantage of a new era of service delivery and flexibility, where applications, infrastructure and business processes are brought together and delivered As-a-Service. Accenture’s Cloud First agenda offers comprehensive, industry-focused cloud services including strategy, implementation, migration and managed services, and assets including the Accenture Cloud Platform that can drive broader transformational programs for clients. Accenture has worked on more than 13,000 cloud computing projects for clients, including three-quarters of the Fortune Global 100, and has more than 18,000 professionals trained in cloud computing.

    About Amazon Web Services

    Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from datacenter locations in the U.S., AustraliaBrazilChina,GermanyIrelandJapan, and Singapore. More than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications globally. To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com.

    About Amazon

    Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

  • Amazon Web Services Announces Two New Database Services – AWS Database Migration Service and Amazon RDS for MariaDB

    New Database Migration Service with Schema Conversion Tool makes it easy for customers to migrate production databases to AWS with almost no downtime

    MariaDB now available as a managed service on AWS with up to 6TB of storage, 30,000 IOPS, and support for high-availability

    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2015-- Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced new database tools and services that make it easier for enterprises to bring their production databases to AWS and break free from the cost and complexity of traditional commercial databases. The new, fully managed AWS Database Migration Service allows customers to migrate their production Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases to AWS with virtually no downtime. And, the AWS Schema Conversion Tool makes it easy for these customers to switch database engines. AWS also announced that its relational database service (Amazon RDS) will support its sixth database engine, the popular MySQL-compatible open-source database MariaDB. Finally, AWS shared that its new database engine Amazon Aurora, announced at the 2014 AWS re:Invent, has become the fastest-growing service in the history of AWS. To learn more about AWS Database Migration Service and Amazon RDS for MariaDB, visit https://aws.amazon.com/new/reinvent/database-services/.

    “With more than a hundred thousand active customers, and six database engines from which to choose, Amazon RDS has become the new normal for running relational databases in the cloud,” said Hal Berenson, Vice President, Relational Database Services, AWS. “The launch ofAmazon Aurora has enabled customers to get the performance of commercial-grade databases at the price of open source engines. And, this has only amplified our customers’ pleas to help them migrate their on-premises databases to Amazon Aurora and other Amazon RDS engines. With the AWS Database Migration Service, and its associated Schema Conversion Tool, customers can choose either to move the same database engine from on-premises to AWS, or change from one of the proprietary engines they’re running on-premises to one of the several open source engines available in Amazon RDS.”

    AWS Database Migration Service preview starts today

    The AWS Database Migration Service makes it easy for customers to migrate database engines they're using on-premises to run on AWS, or to migrate from proprietary engines running on-premises to open source engines running in AWS. The service is very cost effective. For instance, using the AWS Database Migration Service customers can migrate a 1TB database from on-premises to AWS for as little as $3. Setting up migration is easy and typically takes less than ten minutes. The AWS Database Migration Service handles all of the tasks involved in moving data and completing the migration. The AWS Database Migration service can be used to perform one-time migrations, or can maintain continuous replication between databases without a customer having to install or configure any complex software. The AWS Database Migration Service monitors the progress of replication and migration, notifies customers of any network or host failures, and automatically provisions a host replacement in the event of a failure. Customers pay a simple hourly fee for the compute resources they use for migrating their database. The AWS Schema Conversion Tool, a feature of the migration service, ports database schemas and stored procedures from one database platform to another, so customers can move their applications from Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon Aurora, MySQL, MariaDB, and soon PostgreSQL.

    Amazon RDS now supports MariaDB

    With support for six database engines, Amazon RDS allows customers to run familiar relational databases at a substantially lower cost without the operational complexity of on-premises systems. Starting today, Amazon RDS supports MariaDB as a fully managed service, which means customers can deploy a MariaDB database with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console and Amazon RDS handles all of the administrative tasks involved in managing a database, including software installation, storage management, replication for high-availability, and back-ups for disaster recovery.

    With Amazon RDS’s Provisioned IOPS (PIOPS) capability, MariaDB databases can scale to 6TB and 30,000 IOPS per database instance while maintaining fast and consistent performance. Customers can deploy production MariaDB applications using the Multi-Availability Zone (MAZ) deployment option. Amazon RDS will operate a synchronous stand-by replica with an automated fail-over mechanism. Amazon RDS for MariaDB also supports cross-region snapshot copy operations, allowing customers to keep a back-up copy in a different region for disaster recovery purposes. Customers can operate MariaDB databases in a logically isolated virtual network fully configured and controlled with strict firewall policies using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

    Amazon Aurora now the fastest-growing service in AWS history

    Thousands of companies, including Expedia, Alfresco, Earth Networks, ISCS, Nasdaq, PG&E, WeTransfer, the Washington Post, and Zumba are among the many customers rapidly adopting Amazon Aurora. Since its release into general availability in July 2015, Amazon Aurora has become the fastest-growing service in the history of AWS.

    About Amazon Web Services

    Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U.S., AustraliaBrazilChina,GermanyIrelandJapan, and Singapore. More than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications globally. To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com.

    About Amazon

    Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

  • Amazon Web Services Announces Two New Capabilities that Make it Faster, Easier, and More Cost-Effective to Move Data to the AWS Cloud

    AWS Snowball appliances help customers quickly and securely transfer terabytes to petabytes of data for as little as one-fifth the cost of high-speed Internet

    Amazon Kinesis Firehose makes it easy for anyone to load and store real-time, streaming data in AWS

    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2015-- Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced two new capabilities to help customers more quickly and cost-effectively transfer data of all types and sizes to the AWS Cloud. AWS Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport appliance that can securely transfer 50 TB per appliance of data into and out of AWS. Amazon Kinesis Firehose is a fully managed service for loading streaming data into AWS (available today for Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift, with other AWS data stores coming soon). To learn more about AWS Snowball and Amazon Kinesis Firehose, visithttps://aws.amazon.com/new/reinvent/data-transfer/.

    Today, customers are moving an increasing number of applications and large volumes of data to the AWS Cloud – everything from app log files to digital media, genomes, and petabytes of sensor data from connected devices. While AWS Direct Connect provides customers with a dedicated, fast connection to the AWS network, AWS Snowball and Amazon Kinesis Firehose are ideal for customers that need to transfer data in large batches, have data located in distributed locations, or require continuous loading of streaming data. With AWS Snowball and Amazon Kinesis Firehose, AWS customers now have two new ways to more easily and cost-effectively get large data sets and streaming data into the AWS Cloud.

    “It has never been easier or more cost-effective for companies to collect, store, analyze, and share data than it is today with the AWS Cloud,” saidBill Vass, Vice President, AWS Storage Services. “As customers have realized that their data contains key insights that can lead to competitive advantage, they’re looking to get as much data into AWS as quickly as possible. AWS Snowball and Amazon Kinesis Firehose give customers two more important tools to get their data into AWS.”

    AWS Snowball: the fastest way to transfer large amounts of data to AWS securely

    Customers who need to transfer large amounts of data to AWS face a challenge – the time it takes to upload data. For instance, if a company committed 100 megabits per second of their total bandwidth capacity to transferring data to AWS, transferring 100 TB of data via that connection would take about 100 days. Companies could choose to spend more money expanding their bandwidth capability or upgrading their network, but most don’t want to do so simply to support sending more data to the cloud. Now, AWS provides a solution to this problem with AWS Snowball – a durable and tamper-resistant, encrypted, and portable storage appliance that customers can use to move that same 100 TB of data to AWS in less than a week, and at as little as one-fifth of the cost of using high-speed Internet. Customers create a job using the AWS Management Console, AWS ships the appliance directly to the customer, and the customer, upon receiving the appliance, simply plugs it into their local network. AWS Snowball provides a simple data transfer client which customers use to encrypt and transfer 50TB of data to each appliance. Customers can use multiple AWS Snowball appliances in parallel to transfer larger data sets within the same time frame. Once a customer’s data is completely loaded onto an AWS Snowball, its E Ink shipping label is automatically updated with the AWS shipping address, and customers can track the status of the transfer job using Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), text messages, or the AWS Management Console.

    AWS Snowball appliances use multiple layers of security to protect customer data. In addition to tamper-resistant enclosures, AWS Snowball also employs end-to-end, 256-bit encryption, along with an industry-standard Trusted Platform Module (TPM) designed to ensure both security and full chain-of-custody for customer data. Once a customer's data has been transferred from the AWS Snowball to AWS's data stores (initially Amazon S3), AWS erases all data from the AWS Snowball appliance, following the standards defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST) guidelines for media sanitization. Customers can get a report and confirm that all of their data has successfully been loaded into AWS before deleting the local copy of their data.

    BuzzFeed is a global media company that produces and distributes original news, entertainment, and video to over 200 million unique monthly visitors and over 1.5 billion viewers. “As one of the world’s largest media companies, Buzzfeed generates a massive amount of content that we need to preserve and maintain,” said Eugene Ventimiglia, Director of Technical Operations, Buzzfeed. “We’ve been wanting to implement an archive solution based on Amazon Glacier, but our 250TB of archive data was too much data to migrate on individual disk drives, and using high-speed Internet would simply take too long. The release of AWS Snowball completely changes our thinking here as we now have a simple, secure, and cost-effective way to migrate the entire 250TB library to AWS in less than a week.”

    Sony's Ci Media cloud platform provides contribution, collaboration, and transformation to professional media workflows. “Many of our customers have petabytes of data and limited bandwidth which has been a barrier for them to moving some of their heaviest media workflows into SonyMedia Cloud (Ci),” said David Rosen, Vice President, Solutions Business Development, Sony Professional Solutions Americas. “AWS Snowball has the potential to solve this problem for us in a big way. From our early look at AWS Snowball, we are very excited at the prospect of a secure and cost-effective alternative to Internet transfers of the massive amount of media assets we have into AWS.”

    Amazon Kinesis Firehose: Easily load streaming data to AWS

    Mobile devices, software applications and services, wearables, industrial sensors, and IT infrastructure generate staggering amounts of data – sometimes TBs per hour. In 2013, AWS introduced Amazon Kinesis Streams to allow customers to build applications that collect, process, and analyze this streaming data with very high throughput. Many customers use Amazon Kinesis Streams to capture streaming data and load it into Amazon S3 or Amazon Redshift. Until now, this required customers to manage the Amazon Kinesis data streams and write custom code to load the data. Now, Amazon Kinesis Firehose makes this as easy as an API call. Amazon Kinesis Firehose captures data from hundreds of thousands of different sources and loads it directly into AWS, in real-time. Customers simply create an Amazon Kinesis Firehose Delivery Stream in the AWS Management Console and specify the target Amazon S3 bucket or Amazon Redshift table, and the time frequency at which they want fresh data delivered to the destination. Customers can also configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to batch, compress, and encrypt streaming data before delivery at specified time intervals.

    Hearst Corporation is one of the largest media and information companies in the world, with over 250 sites worldwide. “We monitor trending content on our digital properties, and generate terabytes of streaming data every day,” said Rick McFarland, Vice President, Data Services atHearst Corporation. “This is the data currency of our company and feeds our business intelligence and product development. We are excited that we can just point our fleet of web servers at Amazon Kinesis Firehose, and it takes care of all aggregation, compression, and delivery of our streaming data to Amazon S3 without any intervention from us. This will reduce operational complexity from our data pipeline and allow us to focus on analytics so we can provide the best content to our customers.”

    AWS Snowball and Amazon Kinesis Firehose are both available today. Customers can request an AWS Snowball appliance by visiting aws.amazon.com/importexport/request-access. Customers can access Amazon Kinesis Firehose using the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or AWS SDKs. Amazon Kinesis Firehose is initially available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) Regions, and will expand to additional Regions in the coming months.

    About Amazon Web Services

    Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U.S., AustraliaBrazilChina,GermanyIrelandJapan, and Singapore. More than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications globally. To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com.

    About Amazon

    Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.


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