Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), an Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group has achieved full Cloud Service Provider (CSP) empanelment by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
AISPL also completed the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) audit from the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for cloud services delivered from the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region.
Starting today, government customers can develop their own terms and conditions to procure AWS Cloud services. The empanelment process includes compliance with new global security standards and guidelines ISO 27017 and ISO 27018.
MeitY advises government bodies and departments to procure cloud services only from the empaneled and audit-compliant CSPs. This includes departments under Central, State, and local Governments, Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), autonomous institutions, statutory bodies, and Nationalized Banks within India who can now use AWS for their workloads.
“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 based in AWS Singapore office.
Currently AWS is serving public sector customers in India including Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), CSC e-Governance Services (set up by the Ministry of Electronics & 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 active customers including Tata Motors, NDTV, Lupin, Future Group, and Shoppers Stop have adopted AWS Cloud.