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Amazon opens GovCloud Marketplace

Amazon Web Services is bringing the AWS Marketplace to government users.  AWS Marketplace for GovCloud allows agencies to discover and subscribe to software that supports regulated workloads in the cloud.  AWS announced the new offering in an Aug.10 blog post.

Customers can now deploy over 589 products into the AWS GovCloud region.  Users browsing the AWS Marketplace can filter for the AWS GovCloud region as well for security, networking, storage and backups, and DevOps tools.

The GovCloud Marketplace will also give independent software vendors the ability to create custom releases for government customers that meet regulatory compliance needs. 

AWS Marketplace is designed to simplify the procurement and pricing of software with a variety of pricing models to serve agencies' contract needs.  Many products offer free trials to AWS GovCloud users, and the AWS Marketplace supports bring your own license so agencies can easily migrate and consolidate existing software licenses and applications.

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for GCN, covering cloud, cybersecurity and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Before joining GCN, Friedman was a reporter for Gambling Compliance, where she covered state issues related to casinos, lotteries and fantasy sports. She has also written for Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily on state telecom and cloud computing. Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

Friedman can be contacted at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @SaraEFriedman.

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