AWS Plans for 2018: Second GovCloud Region

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is opening a new region in the eastern United States to serve government and public sector agencies.
According to Jeff Barr, AWS evangelist, the company’s second U.S. GovernmentCloud region will open sometime in 2018. It will be seven years since the launch of the first GovCloud area, which was located on the West Coast.
The GovCloud regions are designed to meet the strict security and regulatory standards specific to the U.S. government and public-sector organizations. These standards include the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations, which requires that data be physically accessible only to U.S. citizens.
Barr stated that, just like the original GovCloud, the eastern counterpart will be isolated and meet U.S. government compliance requirements, including [ITAR], NIST standard, Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Federal (FedRAMP) Moderate and high, Department of Defense Impact Levels 2 and 4, DFARs, IRS1075 and Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).
Barr stated that the addition of a second GovCloud region will provide federal, state, and local agencies as well as government contractors, with an additional layer in redundancy, disaster recovery, and other options.
AWS is currently expanding global access to many of its services. This announcement comes at a time when AWS is already making significant progress. The company previously announced that it will open three additional non-government regions in Paris, Stockholm, and Ningxia, China over the next few months.

Author: Victoria