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Amazon cloud gets nod to service govt customers

By Romita Majumdar & Kiran Rathee , Business Standard, Mumbai and Delhi | In Digital | December 08, 2017
AWS became the first global CSP to be compliant with specifications laid down by Meity for quality, security and availability.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud service unit of Amazon, has received a clearance from the IT ministry that will allow it to pitch to both to state and central government organisations for hosting their applications on its platform.

AWS became the first global cloud service provider (CSP) to be compliant with specifications laid down by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) for quality, security and availability.

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"We are excited to deepen our engagement with central, state, and local governments, and public sector bodies in India to offer them the broadest suite of cloud services, and a transformational approach to accelerate the deployment of digital services in the country," said Peter Moore, regional managing director, Amazon Web Services, public sector - Asia Pacific, based in the AWS Singapore office.

Besides AWS, other empanelled CSPs include state-owned telecom player BSNL, Bengaluru-based CTRLS, Japanese NTT-owned Net Magic, Sify and Mumbai-based Web Werks.

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