The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has empanelled Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide public cloud services to government customers in India.
A subsidiary of Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd (AISPL), the company undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in India.
“The empanelment of the AWS Cloud is paving the way for innovation so that government bodies can serve citizens more effectively, achieve scientific breakthroughs, reach broader constituents, and invest more time and resources into their core missions,” said Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director, Amazon Web Services, Public Sector – Asia Pacific.
AISPL has already completed the STQC (Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification) audit from the MeitY for Cloud services delivered from the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region.
“We are excited to deepen our engagement with central, state and local governments and public sector bodies in India to offer them the broadest suite of cloud services, and a transformational approach to accelerate the deployment of digital services in the country,” Moore added.
AWS public sector customers in India include Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corp (APSSDC), the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), CSC e-Governance Services (set up by the Ministry of Electronics and IT), Gujarat Technical University, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Since the launch of AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region in June 2016, more than 120,000 customers including Tata Motors, Lupin, Future Group and Shoppers’ Stop have adopted AWS Cloud for a broad range of applications.