AWS Releases Guide to Ensure Continuity of Government IT Operations

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Amazon Web Services has introduced a three-tiered solution guide designed to help government customers protect and maintain key digital assets and services during disruptions caused by natural disasters, cyberattacks against infrastructure or power grid failures.

Tonis Pihlakas, a technical business development manager for AWS worldwide public sector, said in a blog post published Tuesday that the Continuity of Government IT on AWS encompasses three levels of continuity classification: cloud backup, pre-planned migration and active cloud standby.

For the first level, CGIT will help government agencies determine the best strategy for creating an architecture for continuous cloud data backup.

At Level 2, AWS will assist customers in preparing plans and procedures for service migration and recovery.

Level 3 CGIT engagements will focus on ensuring seamless continuity of operations between on-premises and digital storage.

“CGIT gives public sector bodies the ability to leverage globally distributed IT infrastructure to underpin their continuity plans,” shared Liam Maxwell, director of government transformation for AWS.

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