Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Leveraging the Public Sector to Grow or Extend Your Business with AWS

Here we go with Shane and me in attendance.

Learn, Build, Go to Market

Strong Growth and Adoption
800+ government agencies, 3000+ education institutions, 10000+ non-profits

Why?  Make the world a better place, pave the way for innovation, save money

Trends in Policy, Security and Compliance

Fed, State and Local Gov't, Global

US Federal -- Greater emphasis on utility based computing, FedRAMP, Data center consolidation still important but more focus on agile IT services

State and Local -- More states are adopting cloud computing policies, NASCIO and NASPO are fostering cloud computing, local governments are adopting SaaS and cloud based solutions, data security is always a key issue

Trends in Cloud Security and Compliance

SAS-70 Type II
SOC 1and 2
ISO 27001/2 Certification

FedRAMP workshops -- seminars throughout the year

Partner Opportunities to Serve Public Sector

Traditional -- Consulting and Professional Services, Cloud Integration, Managed Services, Public Sector Resellers, SaaS

Transformational -- Open Data Initiatives, Educational and Research at cloud scale, Big data and HPC, Government as a Service

Intelligence Community Cloud Services -- 17 Agencies can buy off of this.  TS controls

Opportunity:  AWS GovCloud Region
Special regions, US Persons only, All logical and physical access by US Persons only, Minor technical differences

Next Steps:  Define, Leverage, Create Value, Promote, Position, and Participate

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