Amazon public sector announces 900 government agencies running on AWS

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Editor’s Note: FedScoop CEO and Publisher Goldy Kamali is attending the annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. She filed this from the show floor.

AWS re:Invent

More than 13,500 top leaders and innovators are gathered in Las Vegas attending the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference — the annual gathering of AWS clients and partners. Attendees include many entrepreneurs as well as leaders from government, academia and the tech industry.

The company announced today that 900 government agencies and 3,400 educational institutions are now running on AWS cloud platform. The growth of cloud adoption in government has been rapid over the past few years, and Amazon Web Services has been a true disruptor during this time, changing the competitive landscape and, per Gartner’s assessment, coming out on top.

Leveraging Amazon’s “customer obsession” principle and the same culture of agility that ensures consumers receive their packages at the click of a mouse, AWS has responded to changes in the market by lowering prices more than 45 times since it’s inception in 2006.

Keynote presentations by leaders from federal and state agencies all struck a common theme: AWS has enabled agencies to be agile and leverage technology to lower costs.

With countries around the globe watching the success of the cloud first policy in the U.S. and starting to quickly follow suit, we can expect to see many more interesting innovations coming from the flexibility and agility that cloud provides organizations.

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