WASHINGTON (7News) — Amazon Net Solutions (AWS) is holding its D.C. summit this week, a no cost occasion at the Washington Convention Center exactly where individuals will go over cloud technologies and innovation.
Element of that conversation consists of the AWS Disaster Response group. June officially marks the begin of hurricane season, but preparing and organization about response come about behind the scenes, nicely prior to a all-natural disaster.
The AWS Disaster Response Jeep has higher-tech gear that permits initial responders to map out disaster regions utilizing cloud technologies all devoid of an net connection.
AWS on Wednesday also produced a big announcement about two new initiatives impacting youth in STEAM- science, technologies, engineering, art, and math.
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AWS is growing its educational applications across Virginia, which includes a Girls Tech Series as nicely as AWS CloudRoom. The applications assistance K-12 college districts in the DMV and encourage girls to get into STEAM professions.
Amazon Net Solutions also announced far more investments in Virginia.
Did you know Virginia is the birthplace of the cloud? Additional than 70 % of the net runs by means of the Commonwealth. AWS announced Wednesday it has invested $51.9 billion in VA from 2011-2021 to make AWS information centers in Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William counties.
As for jobs, that is on hold for now but VP of Public Sector Max Peterson says there are eight,800 AWS workers in VA and there are plans for far more instruction applications in the future.