IBM Launches Cloud for Federal Government Agencies
IBM (www.ibm.com) announced Monday it has launched a new Federal Law of the Community Cloud (www.ibm.com / federal) designed specifically to help federal agencies meet the needs of technology faster .
The decision comes two weeks after IBM announced it would expand its Smart Business Development and Testing of the IBM Cloud, offering support for Windows platforms and other new enhancements.
The security environment, private cloud is part of IBM’s established and dedicated federal data centers that provide secure and comprehensive certified capabilities of computing federal government customers.
IBM Federal Home Community Cloud data and services in secure data centers, scalable and can quickly access federal organizations to lower costs.
The ability to help organizations comply with government policies mandate consolidation Obama administration Vivek Kundra CIO in February, which is in the process of finalizing the plans before the end of the yaer.
The Federal Ministry of the Community tag Cloud offers secure, private, multi-tenant designed to meet the demanding requirements of the federal government.
The agencies are now able to control technology environments and operating costs to meet changing demands, while reducing costs.
Customers have access to applications and Web hosting and backup, and distributed information analytics solutions through cloud-based applications and access to consultancy services and infrastructure as a service, with plans to soon include platform as a service and software as a service offering
IBM Community Federal Cloud is in the process of obtaining certification from the Fed ramp to meet FISMA standards compliance, a requirement for government IT contractors, and will be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
“The physical and virtual infrastructures for our federal customers can be controlled and managed more transparent the use of cloud models ensure better security, standardization and automation of driving lower costs,” says David F. McQueeney, director of U.S. technology IBM federal unit. “Cloud computing environments dramatically accelerate and enhance the missions of the government agency, opening the door to better decision making based on real time data and a solid foundation for a greater focus on innovation.”
IBM is working with 15 federal government organizations, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to provide capabilities clouds and data centers to build, manage, operate and analyze complex computing environments.
These customers and other community organizations in the federal government now have access to IBM’s Cloud Community Federal through the IT procurement schedule 70 GSA, GWAC and IDIQ vehicles or contracting services in the cloud can be established.
IBM also announced it has added capabilities to the cloud to state and local governments.
The Municipal Shared Services Cloud combines advanced data analysis and software as a service to integrate software from multiple software vendors and Web-based applications on a single platform that municipal governments across the country can take and share.
IBM is working with the mayors of New York and Michigan Municipal League to coordinate the participation of its members in the pilot test the new service.
The company also posted a video featuring interviews with U.S. and IBM McQueeney Rep. Robert Ames CTO unit discuss the new Federal Law of the Community cloudy.
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