You know something? Your data is not going to remain very safe the moment it is stored away on a network, somewhere. Heck, the only thing’s that safe would be a USB flash drive that is not connected to any computer that is wired to the Internet or another network, local or otherwise, with it being its only kind, and the only way someone else is going to access data off it would be to pry said USB flash drive from your cold, dead fingers. Well, Amazon.com thinks otherwise, offering GovCloud as part of Amazon Web Services that will cater for government agencies who want to comply with rules concerning sensitive defense-related data.
GovCloud is said to be “physically and logically accessible by U.S. persons only, government agencies can now manage more heavily regulated data in AWS while remaining compliant with strict federal requirements.”
Amazon is keeping their fingers crossed that GovCloud will be a hit among government agencies who have long remained skeptical (and hence, reluctant) to make the jump over to cloud-based computer services simply due to federal security and compliance regulations. Currently, over a century of government agencies rely on Amazon cloud services, and nothing has gone awry – yet.
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