NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Amazon Web Services has become the second of the three major commercial cloud platforms to join a National Institutes of Health program designed to promote cloud computing use among biomedical researchers.

NIH said today that it has reached an agreement for AWS to participate in the STRIDES (Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability) initiative to help researchers at the federal agency and at the 2,500 academic institutions it supports take advantage of the Amazon cloud.

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