Security of Windows Azure vetted by federal board

30 September 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government

Today marks an important day here at Microsoft.  Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and Windows Azure public cloud solution is the first joint infrastructure and platform cloud solution to receive a Provisional Authority to Operate from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB).

The JAB is comprised of representatives from the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).  Having a P-ATO from this group ensures that when government agencies have a need for an IaaS or PaaS cloud service, they know that people at the top have already vetted Microsoft’s cloud technology and given them the green light to use Azure from a security perspective.  This eases the process for obtaining Federal contracts.

For more information, please see a blog post by Susie Adams, CTO for Microsoft Federal, and/or the official Microsoft press release.

Joel Cherkis
General Manager, Worldwide Government

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Joel Cherkis | General Manager, Worldwide Government

Joel leads a team of business development and technology professionals supporting policy decisions and the delivery of relevant and scalable technology solutions into public sector markets around the world. Read more