• Amazon Web Services Just Opened a New Cloud for the U.S. Government

    27 days ago - By Fortune

    Amazon Web Services has opened a new region of interconnected data centers specifically for the U.S. government and its various contractors.
    Amazon's cloud computing arm said Monday that its so-called GovCloud region is now operating live in an unspecified area on the East Coast. The new government cloud region comes seven years after Amazon's first West Coast government cloud region debuted in 2011.
    Unlike traditional data centers, cloud computing and big Internet companies like Microsoft and Facebook typically operate clusters of interconnected data centers that essentially act as one...
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