Amazon cloud service gains access to Pentagon

By Melissa Lesh

28 March 2014 at 09:31 BST

Amazon's cloud service has just met the Pentagon's “stringent security and compliance requirements” and will be used by the US Department of Defence.

Amazon services will now be used in the US Department of Defence. 360b

Amazon is developing its cloud service business, known as Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Maquarie Capital estimates its revenues will go from $5.3b this year to $8.1b by 2015.  AWS is already used by over 600 US government agencies, according to Amazon.  AWS vice president Teresa Carlson said they “look forward to continuing to demonstrate the security and reliability of the AWS cloud so that an even broader set of Department of Defense customers can use our services to reduce costs and innovate for their missions.”  Source: Financial Times


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