CLOUD COMPUTING

Amazon CIA cloud goes live

Amazon Web Services has officially launched its cloud solution for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to NextGov.

The cloud is a public cloud computing environment built on private premises and will eventually provide all seventeen intelligence agencies with access to a cloud infrastructure for computing, analytics, storage, collaboration and other services, NextGov reported.

Amazon’s $600 million contract with the CIA was hotly contested by IBM at the end of 2013.

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