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Brian Burns

Brian Burns
Mr. Burns brings eighteen years of hands-on experience in Cloud/Web Hosting thought leadership. He has been interviewed and published by many industry-leading organizations for his innovative thoughts on the cloud services industry and how cloud service providers can continue to provide innovative solutions to the United States Federal Government.

FCCP, a formula for success

FedRAMP JAB P-ATO + PaaS + flexibility + agency specific security controls = Datapipe’s Federal Community Cloud Platform (FCCP). Last week, we announced that Datapipe received its JAB P-ATO for the FCCP PaaS solution. If you recall from the Understanding the Multiple Versions of the FedRAMP ATOs blog, there are three types of P-ATOs that a cloud service provider (CSP) …

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A closer look at Datapipe’s Federal Community Cloud Platform

Yesterday, we announced that Datapipe has been granted a Provisional FedRAMP Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) for our Federal Community Cloud Platform (FCCP) the first ATO issued to a Platform as a Service (PaaS) covering management through the virtual operating system and includes all security controls for both the virtual network and servers, giving agencies …

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IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS – Ohh My!

In Understanding the Multiple Versions of the FedRAMP ATOs, we provided a high level overview of the three types of provisional ATOs (P-ATO) available to a government agency. Today, we’d like to dive into the differences between the types of cloud offerings that are available. Those are infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as …

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Back to basics: FedRAMP

We recently discussed the three unique paths to receiving a FedRAMP provisional authority to operate (P-ATO) and how to determine which type of FedRAMP P-ATO’d cloud platform is right for an agency’s applications. We determined that an agency should select the P-ATO’d cloud platform that is capable of meeting the agency’s security control requirements or is flexible enough to layer …

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Understanding the Multiple Versions of the FedRAMP ATOs

The purpose of FedRAMP is simple – to act as a common set of security controls that can be accepted government-wide. However, since the July 2014 FedRAMP rollout, this security risk management program has gotten increasingly complex. With the initial FedRAMP rollout, the Joint Authorization Board (JAB), which is comprised of the CIOs from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), …

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