Amazon Web Services EMEA Sarl, UK Branch

Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is a communications service that lets you meet, chat, and place business calls inside and outside your organization, all using a single application. Developers can add audio calling, video calling, and screen sharing capabilities directly to their applications using the Amazon Chime SDK.


  • Easy to schedule a meeting
  • Personalized meeting links
  • Amazon Chime call me
  • Screen share
  • Record your meetings
  • High-quality wideband audio and high-definition video conferencing
  • Supports most Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and H.323 video conferencing
  • Team collaboration
  • Amazon Chime Management APIs


  • Choose how you communicate
  • Use one app for all your communication
  • Pay only for what you use


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G-Cloud 13

Service ID

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Amazon Web Services EMEA Sarl, UK Branch John Davies
Telephone: 02036801685

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
System requirements

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
AWS Support case response time depends on severity. The support response times for Developer, Business and Enterprise Support tiers are listed below:

General guidance cases < 24 business hours; system impaired cases < 12 business hours.

General guidance cases < 24 hours; system impaired cases < 12 hours; production system impaired cases < 4 hours; production system down cases
< 1 hour.

General guidance cases < 24 hours; system impaired cases < 12 hours; production system impaired cases < 4 hours; production system down cases < 1 hour; business-critical system down cases < 15 minutes

User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Yes, at an extra cost
Web chat support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard
None or don’t know
How the web chat support is accessible
You can sign in to the Support Center at by using the email address and password associated with your AWS account. To log in with other credentials, see Accessing AWS Support.
Web chat accessibility testing
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
24/7 customer service, support forums, 4 Core “Trusted Adviser” checks, personal health dashboard. No TAM. Free

As above + business hours access to technical/architural Cloud Support Associates via email (one primary contact). No TAM. 3%x monthly AWS usage.

As above + 24/7 access to Cloud Support Engineers via email, chat and phone for unlimited contacts; architecture, 3rd party software and programmatic case management support. TAM. Greater of $100 or spend-dependent percentage (pm).

As above, plus architectural review, operations support, training, assigned concierge, proactive guidance, TAM. Greater of $15,000 or spend-dependent percentage (pm).
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
AWS provides a range of resources to help customers get started on our services. These include: comprehensive documentation (in multiple formats), introductory videos, hands-on labs, online and in-person training, access to a large ecosystem of partners and support from the public sector account team.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • Other
Other documentation formats
End-of-contract data extraction
Data may be copied out using AWS API tools to download data.
End-of-contract process
Buyer may terminate the relationship with Supplier for any reason by (i) providing Supplier with notice and (ii) closing Buyers account for all services for which Supplier provide an account closing mechanism.

Buyers pay for the services they use to the point of account termination. Please see the AWS UK G-Cloud 13 Pricing Document affiliated with this Service in the Digital Marketplace.

Supplier customers retain control and ownership of their data. Supplier will not erase customer data for 30 days following an account termination. This allows customers to retrieve content from Supplier services so long as the customer has paid any charges for any post-termination use of the service offerings and all other amounts due.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
Application to install
Compatible operating systems
  • MacOS
  • Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Service interface
User support accessibility
None or don’t know
Description of service interface
Users can interface with this service through the AWS Console or via a dedicated GUI
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
Documentation supporting this service is compliant to WCAG 2.0 level A and AA requirements. Certifications for accessibility, security, and other standards are accessed through the AWS Console, using the AWS Artifact service.

AWS provides two graphical user interfaces, the AWS Management Console and the AWS ElasticWolf Client Console. The AWS ElasticWolf Client Console has incorporated Section 508 requirements and AWS has prepared a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for the Console, which outlines the Console’s accessibility features.
The VPAT is available to customers using AWS Artifact, a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS’ compliance reports.
Accessibility testing
What users can and can't do using the API
All functionality is exposed via an API.
API documentation
API documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Ability to connect to customer AD Service


Independence of resources
Customer environments are logically segregated to prevent users and customers from accessing resources not assigned to them.

Services which provide virtualized operational environments to customers (i.e. EC2) ensure that customers are segregated via security management processes/controls at the network and hypervisor level.

AWS continuously monitors service usage to project infrastructure needs to support availability commitments/requirements. AWS maintains a capacity planning model to assess infrastructure usage and demands at least monthly, and usually more frequently. In addition, the AWS capacity planning model supports the planning of future demands to acquire and implement additional resources based upon current resources and forecasted requirements.


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
Metrics such as the number of calls taken per month, average time on hold, the number of calls in the queue at one time, and more.
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2019
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Other locations
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Supplier-defined controls
Penetration testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
Other data at rest protection approach
AWS adheres to independently validated privacy, data protection, security protections and control processes. (Listed under “certifications”).

AWS is responsible for the security of the cloud; customers are responsible for security in the cloud. AWS enables customers to control their content (where it will be stored, how it will be secured in transit or at rest, how access to their AWS environment will be managed).

Wherever appropriate, AWS offers customers options to add additional security layers to data at rest, via scalable and efficient encryption features. AWS offers flexible key management options and dedicated hardware-based cryptographic key storage.
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Using the AWS Console , API or CLI
Data export formats
Other data export formats
Binary files
Data import formats
Other data import formats

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
Other protection within supplier network
Customer environments are logically segregated to prevent users and customers from accessing resources not assigned to them. AWS gives customers ownership and control over their content by design through simple, but powerful tools that allow customers to determine how their content will be secured in transit.
AWS enables customers to open a secure, encrypted channel to AWS services using TLS/SSL, and/or IPsec or TLS VPN (if applicable), or other means of protection the customer wish to use.
API calls can be encrypted with TLS/SSL to maintain confidentiality; the AWS Console connection is encrypted with TLS.

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
AWS currently provides SLAs for several services. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of AWS’s product offerings, SLAs are best reviewed directly on our website via the links below:

Well-architected solutions on AWS that leverage AWS Service SLA’s and unique AWS capabilities such as multiple Availability Zones, can ease the burden of achieving specific SLA requirements.
Approach to resilience
The AWS Business Continuity plan details the process that AWS follows in the case of an outage, from detection to deactivation. AWS has developed a three-phased approach: Activation and Notification Phase, Recovery Phase, and Reconstitution Phase. This approach ensures that AWS performs system recovery and reconstitution efforts in a methodical sequence, maximizing the effectiveness of the recovery and reconstitution efforts and minimizing system outage time due to errors and omissions.

AWS maintains a ubiquitous security control environment across all regions. Each data centre is built to physical, environmental, and security standards in an active-active configuration, employing an n+1 redundancy model, ensuring system availability in the event of component failure. Components (N) have at least one independent backup component. All data centres are online and serving traffic. In case of failure, there is sufficient capacity to enable traffic to be load-balanced to the remaining sites.

Customers are responsible for implementing contingency planning, training and testing for their systems hosted on AWS. AWS provides customers with the capability to implement a robust continuity plan, including the utilization of frequent server instance back-ups, data redundancy replication, and the flexibility to place instances and store data within multiple geographic regions across multiple Availability Zones.
Outage reporting
Public dashboard; personalised dashboard with API and events; configurable alerting (email / SMS / messaging)

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Limited access network (for example PSN)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication
AWS’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) system allows you to control access to AWS services/resources. No actions are permissible without authentication. IAM facilitates the issuance of access permissions per user/group. MFA is available at no extra cost.

AWS CloudTrail allows you to log, continuously monitor and retain events related to API calls across your AWS infrastructure.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
AWS controls access via unique user ID/password authentication. No actions are permissible without authentication. Remote access is multi-factor, login attempts are limited, remote administrative access attempts are logged and reviewed by Security. Suspicious activity initiates incident response procedures.

A session lock out policy that is systematically enforced: locks are retained until identification/authentication procedures are concluded.

AWS’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) system controls access to AWS services/resources. IAM facilitates the issuance of access permissions per user/group. MFA is available at no extra cost.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Other
Description of management access authentication
AWS controls access to systems through authentication that requires a unique user ID and password. AWS systems don't allow actions to be performed without identification or authentication. Remote access requires multi-factor authentication. All remote administrative access attempts are logged and reviewed by the Security team for unauthorized attempts or suspicious activity. Incident response procedure is triggered in case of suspicious activity. AWS employs the concept of least privilege, allowing only the necessary access for users to accomplish their job. User access to AWS systems requires documented approval from authorized personnel.

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
Access to supplier activity audit information
You control when users can access audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
EY CertifyPoint
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
CSA STAR accreditation date
CSA STAR certification level
Level 2: CSA STAR Attestation
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover
PCI certification
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
Coalfire Systems Inc.
PCI DSS accreditation date
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
Cyber essentials
Cyber essentials plus
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
  • ISO 27017
  • ISO27018
  • SOC1/2/3

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
ISO 27017, ISO27018, Cyber Essentials Plus, SOC1/2/3
Information security policies and processes
AWS implements formal, documented policies and procedures that provide guidance for operations and information security within the organisation. Policies address purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities and management commitment.

Employees maintain policies in a centralised and accessible location. AWS Security Assurance is responsible for familiarizing employees with the AWS security policies.

AWS has established information security functions that are aligned with defined structure, reporting lines, and responsibilities. Leadership involvement provides clear direction and visible support for security initiatives.

Policies are approved by AWS leadership at least annually or following a significant change to the AWS environment.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Changes to AWS services and features follow secure software development practices, including security risk reviews prior to launch. Developer access to production environments is via explicit access system requests, subject to owner review and authorisation.

Teams set bespoke change management standards per service, underpinned by standard AWS guidelines.

All production environment changes are reviewed, tested and approved. Stages include design, documentation, implementation (including rollback procedures), testing (non-production environment), peer to peer review (business impact/technical rigour/code), final approval by authorised party.

Emergency changes follow AWS incident response procedures. Exceptions to change management processes are documented and escalated to AWS management.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
AWS Security performs vulnerability scans on the host operating system, web applications, and databases in the AWS environment. Approved 3rd party vendors conduct external assessments (minimum frequency: quarterly). Identified vulnerabilities are monitored and evaluated. Countermeasures are designed and implemented to neutralise known/newly identified vulnerabilities.

AWS Security monitors newsfeeds/vendor sites for patches and receives customer intelligence via

AWS customers are responsible for all scanning, penetration testing, file integrity monitoring and intrusion detection for their Amazon EC2 and Amazon ECS instances/ applications. Scans should include customer IP addresses (not AWS endpoints). AWS endpoint testing is part of AWS compliance vulnerability scans.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
AWS deploys (pan-environmental) monitoring devices to collect information on unauthorized intrusion attempts, usage abuse, and network/application bandwidth usage. Devices monitor:

• Port scanning attacks
• Usage
• Application metrics
• Unauthorized connection attempts

Near real-time alerts flag potential compromise incidents, based on AWS Service/Security Team- set thresholds.

Requests to AWS KMS are logged and visible via the account’s AWS CloudTrail Amazon S3 bucket. Logs provide request information, under which CMK, and identify the AWS resource protected through the CMK use. Log events are visible to the customer after turning on AWS CloudTrail in their account.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
AWS adopts a three-phased approach to manage incidents:

1. Activation and Notification Phase
2. Recovery Phase
3. Reconstitution Phase

To ensure the effectiveness of the AWS Incident Management plan, AWS conducts incident response testing, providing excellent coverage for the discovery of defects and failure modes as well as testing the systems for potential customer impact.

The Incident Response Test Plan is executed annually, in conjunction with the Incident Response plan. It includes multiple scenarios, potential vectors of attack, the inclusion of the systems integrator in reporting and coordination and varying reporting/detection avenues.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
Connected networks
  • Public Services Network (PSN)
  • Police National Network (PNN)
  • NHS Network (N3)
  • Joint Academic Network (JANET)
  • Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)
  • Other
Other public sector networks

Social Value

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

AWS is committed to running its business in the most efficient and sustainable way possible, and we are on a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of our original target of 2030. Amazon is the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy, and in October 2021, Amazon’s first UK renewable energy project became operational and started delivering clean energy to the grid. In 2021, AWS joined the data centre industry in Europe to create the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, an industry commitment to proactively lead the transition to a climate neutral economy (
A study by 451 Research found that AWS infrastructure is five times more energy efficient than the average surveyed European enterprise data centre. The study also found that moving a megawatt of a typical compute workload from a European organisation’s data centre to AWS Cloud could reduce carbon emissions by up to 1,079 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
AWS achieves lower energy use in its data centres through innovation, such as designing cooling systems that reduce energy and water use (, and using real-time sensor data to adapt to changing weather conditions. AWS’s scale enables high resource usage, and its global cloud infrastructure is built using Amazon’s own custom hardware, purpose-built and optimised for workloads run by AWS customers.
We will include specific and measurable additional social value commitments as part of contracts procured via G-Cloud for customers that require them. These commitments will align with the scope and scale of each contract and each customer’s priorities. Examples of potential commitments include game days, hackathons, immersion days and well-architected reviews, and providing access to our new Carbon Footprint Tool (
Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery

As part of our response to Covid-19, AWS is providing highly scalable and reliable infrastructure capacity, technical support, and AWS services to help customers with their research, remote work and learning, and other solutions to address their needs and the effects this is having on communities and businesses. Examples include: hosting the AWS Covid-19 data lake, a centralized repository of up-to-date and curated datasets focused on or related to the spread and characteristics of Covid-19; helping the NHS to innovate and experiment quickly by funding proof of concepts; and working with technology consultancy Slalom on an automated service that aimed to reach 1.5 million of the UK’s most vulnerable people and help them register to receive social and medical care, and essential supplies. The service was set up in 48 hours thanks to the flexibility of cloud computing.
We offer a range of initiatives to help with the creation of opportunities for unemployed or underemployed individuals. AWS Academy helps prepare students for careers in the cloud, AWS Educate provides free self-paced training, AWS Training and Certification helps to build and validate cloud skills, and AWS re/Start offers a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training programme preparing individuals for careers in the cloud and connecting them to potential employers. AWS has committed to investing hundreds of millions of pounds to provide free cloud computing skills training for 29 million people by 2025 (
We will include specific and measurable additional social value commitments as part of contracts procured via G-Cloud for customers that require them. These commitments will align with the scope and scale of each contract and each customer’s priorities. Examples of potential commitments include provision of AWS Training and Certification courses, access to AWS re/Start to support re-skilling and employment, and access to AWS Activate to support local businesses.
Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

A report ( from independent consultancy Public First, estimates AWS is generating £8.7 billion in economic value for businesses across the country—the equivalent of 0.4% of the UK’s GDP, more value than the Premier League or the music industry. The report also found that if we could increase cloud prevalence in the North East to match that of London, it would boost local productivity and wages by 2.6%, or around £1.4 billion a year.
AWS initiatives to help businesses and individuals access the benefits that cloud services can provide include AWS Activate ( which provides benefits including AWS credits and architecture guidance so new businesses can succeed with AWS, the AWS Digital Innovation Program which introduces business leaders to Amazon's peculiar, customer-centric approach to innovation, AWS Skills Guild, a comprehensive skills enablement program that builds cloud fluency across an organisation, and AWS Startup Loft Accelerator, a 10-week, virtual, equity-free acceleration programme for early-stage start-ups in EMEA.
We provide training and support for educational attainment through schemes including AWS Academy, which helps prepare students for industry-recognized certifications and careers in the cloud, AWS Educate, which provides hundreds of hours of free self-paced training and resources, AWS Training and Certification, which helps to build and validate skills, and AWS re/Start which prepares unemployed and underemployed individuals for cloud careers through classroom-based training.
We will include specific and measurable additional social value commitments as part of contracts procured via G-Cloud for customers that require them. These commitments will be aligned with the scope and scale of each contract and each customer’s priorities. Examples include enabling access to AWS Activate, AWS Academy, and AWS Educate, provision of AWS Training and Certification courses to enable skills development, and hosting a hackathon, game day or immersion day to develop understanding of secure ways of working.
Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

At AWS, we believe that technology should be built in a way that’s inclusive, diverse, and equitable. We are committed to having a diverse workforce not just because it allows us to continue driving innovation for our customers, but because it’s also the right thing to do for our employees.
We recently announced selection of 12 participants for the first AWS Healthcare Accelerator in the UK, a four-week programme cultivating and promoting innovative start-up solutions, with 50% of the cohort identifying as women-owned or minority-owned start-ups. AWS is also launching a new AWS Impact Accelerator, a programme that supports high-potential, pre-seed start-ups, that commits more than $30 million over the next three years to start-ups led by Black, women, Latino, and LGBTQIA+ founders.
AWS has invested $50 million to support the creation of STEM-focused programs at AWS and partner organisations and announced our intent to help 29 million people around the world grow their technical skills with free cloud computing training by 2025.
AWS GetIT is an initiative first launched in the UK in 2018 and since rolled out worldwide to introduce students aged 12-13, and in particular girls, to cloud computing and digital skills and challenge long standing gender stereotypes, and AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program focused on unemployed or underemployed individuals, including military veterans, their families, and young people.
We will include specific and measurable social value commitments as part of contracts procured via G-Cloud for customers that require them. These commitments will be aligned with the scope and scale of each contract and each customer’s priorities. Examples of potential commitments include enabling access to AWS GetIT and AWS re/Start, funding for bursaries, or local grants to organisations working to support under-represented groups or provide resources to digitally excluded individuals.


AWS is committed to providing the support, benefits, and opportunities its employees need to be successful. AWS offers employees access to benefits to support physical and financial well-being, including access to healthcare coverage and long-term savings plans. Additionally, employees around the world and their eligible dependents have access to an Employee Assistance Programme that provides mental health support 24 hours a day.
Our leadership principles describe how Amazon does business and we demonstrate the leadership principles through our actions every day. We recently added two new leadership principles focused on ensuring a safer, more productive, higher performing, more diverse, and more just work environment; and being humble and thoughtful about the effects of our actions on our customers, our employees, our partners, and the world at large.
We are constantly evaluating new opportunities to optimise how we build capabilities, and prepare for future challenges. Connections is a real-time employee feedback mechanism delivering questions to every Amazon employee and generating more than 1.2 million responses from employees daily. Connections provides insights to managers and leaders to review and take actions as they uncover issues or see opportunities to improve.
Our global teams work closely with suppliers to communicate our standards and help suppliers build capacity to provide working environments that are safe and respectful of human rights. We routinely evaluate our supply chain to understand the highest risks to workers and prioritize our efforts.
We will include specific and measurable additional social value commitments as part of contracts procured via G-Cloud for customers that require them. These commitments will align with the scope and scale of each contract and each customer’s priorities. Examples of potential social value commitments include hosting immersion days, holding webinars, and providing local grants to organisations focused on promoting health and wellbeing.


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