Cloudy With a Chance of Success

Amazon Web Services makes the case for cloud computing


Missions used to be accomplished solely on the ground. In the Digital Age, however, they’re also accomplished in the cloud. Amazon Web Services (AWS) (Booth 1229) is demonstrating how at GEOINT 2017, where its booth features the theme “Enabling GEOINT in the Cloud.”

“We invite attendees to come by our booth to find out how AWS Cloud products and services are being used to speed innovation, build and deploy systems faster, lower computing costs, and leverage big data to deliver enterprise scalable applications that improve speed to mission,” said Chris Bailey, manager, National Security Team, AWS. “AWS is demonstrating the broad range of AWS services available to quickly and easily build and deploy sophisticated big data analytics and geospatial solutions for the GEOINT mission.”

Specifically, AWS is demonstrating the AWS Mobile Data Collection Platform using server-less technology, the Amazon API Gateway, and facial analysis via Amazon Rekognition and Amazon Alexa.

Additionally, there are demos by three members of the AWS Partner Network:

  • CloudCheckr is showcasing its unified cloud management platform for the IC.
  • Virtual analytics platform Databricks is demoing several GIS-related use cases, including terrain analysis and AIS ship tracking.
  • BlackSky OpenWhere is highlighting its Authority to Operate (ATO) solution, which uses AWS Cloud services to reduce the time it takes to achieve ATO while simultaneously increasing security.

AWS is also raffling several prizes at GEOINT 2017, including an Amazon Echo, an Echo Dot, and an Amazon Fire TV.

Image courtesy of AWS

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