Press Releases: 2015
Datapipe Expands Government Solutions to Offer Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional ATO FedRAMP
Provides Unparalleled Flexibility and Security for Government Agencies
Jersey City, NJ – October 15, 2015 – Datapipe, a leader in secure managed hosting and cloud solutionsfor the enterprise and government, today announced it has been granted a Provisional Federal Risk and Authorization Program (FedRAMP) Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) for the company’s Federal Community Cloud Platform (FCCP). This is the first ATO issued to a PaaS covering management through the virtual operating system. This new level of certification will enable Datapipe Government Solutions (DGS) – operating out of its headquarters in Reston, Virginia - to provide a cloud environment to government agencies working with sensitive data, delivering the highest levels of security and performance set by FedRAMP’s stringent compliance standards.
FCCP brings together the benefits of standardized cloud elements such as common tools, processes, and training while affording agencies a level of customization that is not normally available in existing public cloud environments. Government agencies can layer on agency-specific controls in addition to those certified by FedRAMP. Agencies can also take advantage of Datapipe’s hybrid cloud expertise by leveraging FCCP for highly sensitive information with the ability to link with public clouds.
“We’re excited to have Datapipe’s FCCP offering as another unique PaaS offering under the FedRAMP JAB. The FCCP solution provides a true PaaS environment authorized up through the virtual operating system, allowing agencies to focus their attention on their applications and databases.” said Matthew Goodrich, FedRAMP Director.
“DGS has a proven track record of providing cloud services for federal, state and local government agencies,” said Dan Tudahl, President and General Manager, Datapipe Government Solutions. “This FedRAMP Provisional ATO comes at a time when more government agencies are ready to take advantage of the many capabilities cloud brings to the table. As a FedRAMP approved PaaS, a significant amount of additional security controls are met by FCCP versus a standard IaaS. This enables a more rapid path to an agency ATO of the full cloud-based solution.”
Key elements of Datapipe’s FCCP FedRAMP Solution include:
- Agency dedicated cloud modules
- Services provided through the virtual operating system
- Secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enablement
- Ability to support agency-specific security controls
The JAB Provisional FedRAMP ATO is DGS’ latest achievement in a long-standing history of providing secure cloud environments to federal government agencies. With a reputation for consistently meeting stringent security and availability requirements, this FedRAMP P-ATO enables federal agencies to leverage DGS’ layered security approach while saving time and money in the certification and accreditation process.
For additional information about Datapipe’s FedRAMP service offerings, visit Datapipe’s Government Solutions page.
DGS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Datapipe, is a leading provider of secure cloud and managed hosting services with over 16 years of experience delivering enterprise applications in secure hosted or cloud environments. Over this time, DGS has established a high-reliability track record for consistently meeting the stringent security and availability requirements that our Federal Government customers demand.
Datapipe is the managed hosting and cloud services provider with the most complete set of services, global locations, and industry leading partners. Datapipe delivers choice, control, and confidence in architecting, deploying, and managing multi-platform hybrid IT solutions tailored to individual customer needs. Optimizing mission-critical and day-to-day enterprise IT operations, Datapipe enables businesses to transform, innovate and scale. Backed by a global team of experienced professionals and next-generation data centers Datapipe provides comprehensive security, governance, orchestration, and analytics solutions. Analyst firm Gartner has named Datapipe a leader in the 2014 and 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting.