Amazon Web Services bets on cloud technology for Puerto Rico’s digital transformation – news is my business

The company works with Gradle and the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, which has 100 sensors for early detection of natural disasters.

Amazon’s cloud computing company, Amazon Web Services (AWS), plans to continue applying data analytics and cloud computing to grow the economy and create education and disaster response programs in Porto Rico, officials told News is my Business.

Abby Daniell, AWS public sector program manager in Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean, said in an interview with News is my Business that the company provides low-cost cloud computing capacity to countries where they are in business. able to pay for the services as they use it and add additional servers as needed.

“It’s like electricity, when you have the lights on you pay and when the lights are off you don’t pay. So it’s the same with cloud computing; you can download your data and have it in the cloud, ”she said.

Daniell said the company is working with Gradle and the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, which has 100 sensors for early detection of natural disasters. They are also able to track atmospheric systems by connecting sensors to cloud computing and restore connectivity if lost.

With the programs, they were able to obtain early warning detection by analyzing drone footage over areas affected during Hurricanes María in Puerto Rico and Dorian in the Bahamas.

“We have responders who use drones to take photos and images of areas that have been damaged and bring them back to the cloud and use data analysis to determine the areas most affected, allowing responders to prioritize where they are most needed and help with the response that will help save lives, ”she said.

“For us, Puerto Rico is very important, and we are committed to working on the island and supporting the Caribbean and its nations in their disaster preparedness,” she added.

AWS is working with the government to provide a citizen app that determines appropriate treatment for patients in the healthcare sector, obtains clearances during the Covid-10 lockdown, and requests appointments for coronavirus vaccination.

“Digital transformation and workforce development are two very important areas for economic development and, as we saw during COVID and during the pandemic, governments were able to respond quickly to get vaccinated their citizens or to give permissions to leave your home to be on and off the streets during Covid, ”Daniell said.

Additionally, the company already offers two education programs in Puerto Rico – the free online learning portal AWS Educate and the AWS Academy educational program – with the goal of creating new technological and educational platforms through which governments train. their students and educators in the use of technology. .

Additionally, to ensure the security of customer data when using the cloud service, Daniell said that AWS ensures that the migrated data is encrypted using their products and services to control who and what time the cloud is. was accessed and sending reports to the government.

“We invite students and teachers to educate themselves about cloud computing using our education programs and the government to work with us so that we can help them save money and make decisions using our analytics. data and other products and services, ”she said.

Ana Bisbal-López is a journalism, radio production and marketing student at the University of the Sacred Heart of Santurce, Puerto Rico. She believes media coverage is a necessity, which is why people deserve access to unbiased and truthful media platforms.

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