What’s GovCloud? AWS GovCloud (US) is a gated community cloud designed to support the compliance needs of customer workloads with direct or indirect ties to U.S. Government functions, services, or regulations.
The future of Cloud services will include shared services to provide B2B virtual integration (Vertically and Horizontally). Here in this example Amazon are providing shared Cloud services to the US government and its Internal and NGO partners streamling Knowledge sharing. Disease control and prevention (the example here) will be very welcome. However this will raise all sort of Socio/Political issues.There is also an economic angle as it will have a huge impact on today’s IT Data centres and the inevitable transition from the legacy estate to PaaS as AWS strives to be a one stop shop for knowledge replacing some of the more traditional players in the database market. AWS are not the only ones, other players working on this include Cisco.
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