Microsoft’s Azure Government Solutions Fit Every Size of Government

Microsoft’s Azure Government Solutions Fit Every Size of Government

By Pat Park | December 10, 2014

Moving to the cloud often means that companies have to consider some tradeoffs. For government agencies and departments across State, Local and federal levels, those tradeoffs aren’t allowed due to high level regulations that task IT departments with meeting strict requirements for private sector security, compliance, privacy and governance. Agencies looking to start or continue their cloud deployments got a new and powerful tool to consider: Microsoft's Azure Government.

As part of Microsoft’s Government Cloud Summit in Washington, DC this week, the company announced the general availability of its Microsoft Azure Government. When combined with Microsoft’s Office 365, government agencies and departments will finally have a more complete content creation and collaboration suite that lives up to those government restrictions.

Azure Government isn’t just a marketing offering but a purpose-build cloud that already meets or exceeds the U.S. government’s strictest administrative and physical security standards under Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). As such, Microsoft Cloud for Government services are physically located within the U.S. and managed by cleared U.S. workers. Those standards apply to a variety of services offered on Azure Government including compute resources, storage, data, networking and applications that can meet not only the security needs but the computing needs of small local government needs and up to the needs of the federal government.

For government IT professionals, Microsoft’s Azure Government is a compelling and powerful solution that is worthy for consideration. Metalogix’ Public Sector team is already uniquely qualified to assist State & Local as well as federal agencies explore how they can quickly move to the cloud securely.



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