The Amazon Web Services (AWS) launch the Top-Secret West region
AWS Top-Secret West, a new region dedicated to workloads classified as Top Secret, was unveiled by Amazon Web Services.
Customers in the defense, intelligence, and national security communities will be able to utilize multi-region architectures for greater robustness and availability thanks to the new region, which is more than 1,000 miles away from AWS Top-Secret East.
According to an AWS blog post by Max Peterson, AWS vice president of the worldwide public sector, the new AWS Top Secret Region has been accredited for security compliance under the Director of National Intelligence’s Intelligence Community Directive (ICD 503) and National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 4.
NextGov was the first to report about the new region.
AWS launched Top-Secret East in 2014, an air-gapped commercial cloud certified to handle classified workloads.
The AWS Secret Region was established in 2017, allowing federal agencies to store and operate with classified material up to the Secret level in the cloud.
“As we work with our clients to innovate, they acquire tools to accomplish their missions with more speed, agility, and security,” Peterson added. “By removing the undifferentiated heavy lifting of the underlying IT infrastructure, the United States’ defense, intelligence, and national security communities can concentrate on keeping the country safe.”
Amazon Web Services (AWS) launch the Top-Secret West region