First Enterprise Linux on AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Douglas Jarvis

By: Douglas Jarvis

January 22, 2014 1:25 pm





The U.S. federal government like other governments, businesses and organizations worldwide are taking advantage of the agility and cost savings that the public cloud provides. The unique regulatory and compliance requirements of federal agencies present a challenge when choosing cloud solutions.

The combination of Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can help these agencies overcome these hurdles to the cloud. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on the Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US) provides U.S. government agencies with a highly reliable, scalable and secure enterprise-class Linux platform for current applications moving to the cloud or new cloud-specific applications.

SUSE has years of experience dealing with the types of mission-critical and data intensive workloads that are common within federal government data centers. Certified on 4,096 logical CPUs and 64 TiB of RAM and containing the OFED stack for low-latency inter-machine communication SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is built to meet the scale-up and scale-out needs of these workloads.

This scalability and its reliability are just two of the reasons why SUSE Linux Enterprise Server powers half of the world’s largest supercomputing clusters and is the leading platform for SAP solutions on Linux. Whether deploying an enterprise application, creating a high performance computing cluster, or performing analytics, users of the AWS GovCloud (US) can count on the versatility and performance of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

But, what makes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server an ideal platform for development, test, and production workloads in a public cloud environment is that it can be relied on for handling sensitive information and meeting the defined standards of the federal government. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has been awarded the Common Criteria Certification EAL 4+ and received U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 validation for its OpenSSL module and is an ITAR-compliant solution.

With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server now running on AWS GovCloud (US) there is one more reason for federal government agencies to get started in the cloud.

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