The Government Goes to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

In order to become a major cloud player in today’s market, it is more important than ever to ensure that data is secure. This is especially true if you are servicing the government sector. Recently, Microsoft – one of the select vendors authorized to provide cloud services to the federal government – announced that its Azure cloud platform received a pivotal security certification from the government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). As a result, Microsoft Azure Government is now available to the general U.S. public.

An Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) cloud platform, Microsoft Azure Government is a highly secure government-community cloud that offers hyperscale computing, storage, networking, and identity management services. With a physically isolated datacenter and network, data and hardware residing within continental U.S., and operations performed via screened U.S. personnel, Azure Government is well-suited to meet the rigorous compliance requirements and government policies.

DocPoint is looking forward to seeing what else Microsoft has up its sleeve this year, especially when it comes to offerings for the government sector – an industry we know well and have long served. The company has even already announced the pending availability of Dynamics CRM Online for Government, its software for managing customer relationships.

To learn more about Microsoft Azure Government, visit http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/gov/.