Amazon Launches AWS GovCloud US-East Region

Recently, AWS has announced availability of the new AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region. AWS GovCloud (US-East) is the second GovCloud region targeting the US, following AWS GovCloud (US-West) which was launched by the company in 2011.

AWS has announced the availability of the new AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region. AWS GovCloud (US-East) is the second GovCloud region targeting the US, following AWS GovCloud (US-West) which was launched by the company in 2011. AWS GovCloud (US-East) provides many of the services offered by AWS such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Simple Storage Service and more.
 
According to the company, The AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region includes three Availability Zones and it offers customers a multi-region architecture enabling them to meet their disaster recovery and continuity of operations requirements. The AWS Global Infrastructure now offers a total of 57 Availability Zones worldwide, serving customers in over 190 countries.
 
 
Source: Amazon 
 
The purpose of the new service is to meet the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Government, explained Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist for AWS, in a post.
 
"Our new AWS GovCloud (US) Region was designed to meet the unique regulatory requirements of the United States Government. The US federal government, state and local governments and the contractors who support their mission now have access to secure, flexible, and cost-effective AWS services running in an environment that complies with US Government regulations for processing of sensitive workloads and storing sensitive data"
 
You can read the official announcement here.