On Wednesday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it will introduce a sovereign cloud in Europe for use by clients in highly regulated industries and the government.
According to a statement from Amazon’s cloud computing division, the sovereign cloud will keep data on servers situated within the European Union, with control and support exclusively granted to AWS personnel who are residents of the EU.
The European Union has been at the forefront of security and privacy legislation, and last year its privacy watchdog started looking into how the public sector uses cloud-based services and whether or not they adhere to its privacy regulations.
Instead of developing their own infrastructure, businesses and governments are increasingly using the public clouds—the data centres owned by large technology companies—instead of doing so. For government clients in Europe, Microsoft and Oracle have also introduced their cloud versions.
All European clients will be able to access AWS’s service starting in Germany.
A six-week accelerator program for entrepreneurs in the logistics industry was previously launched by logistics provider Delhivery in collaboration with venture capital firm Nexus Venture Partners and Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing division of e-commerce behemoth Amazon.
August marked the start of the program’s first leg, in which 20 businesses were chosen from 234 applications. The firms selected covered a wide range of industries and included aggregator platforms Paapos, Hyphen SCS, and Loadex; EV fleet providers EVIFY and Zyngo; agritech companies Upjao Agrotech and E Sandhai; and warehousing platforms ODWEN, Wherehouse, and Warehousity.
Additionally, the goal of Velocity’s first edition was to provide companies with knowledge and useful guidance on growth hacking and fundraising tactics. The startups showcased their solutions to super-angel and venture capitalists. AWS Activate Credits totaling $25,000 were also given to each organisation so they may use AWS cloud services for their operations.
To aid in the acceleration of genome sequencing research, Amazon Web Services (AWS) India Private Ltd extended its cloud service portfolio to the esteemed academic institution Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) last month.
AWS India made the news on Friday at the Public Sector Symposium in New Delhi. This comes after a string of comparable collaborations in the public sectors of the Indian healthcare, education, and space industries.