In a recent blog post, Curt Kolcun, V.P. of Microsoft U.S. Public Sector, talks about Microsoft’s commitment to delivering a government community cloud. Read the full post here.
Today we offer our customers the choice between Office 365 public or private cloud solutions hosted in a dedicated ITAR or multi-tenant environment. We’re also committed to delivering a government community cloud for our US customers. We’re proud of the work we’ve done and are doing to ensure all Office 365 offerings support industry standards such as ISO 27001, SSAE 16, HIPAA and FISMA/FedRAMP. For those customers who prefer to build and manage their own private cloud infrastructures, we’ve empowered them to do so with tools like Windows Server with Hyper-V and System Center.
Wyatt Kash provides a press coverage at Aol Government titled “Microsoft Plans Community Cloud for Government Agencies”. He writes:
Microsoft officials revealed Thursday that the company is planning to develop a new dedicated multi-tenant, government community cloud computing environment.
The move is part of a broadening effort at Microsoft and its public sector division to meet emerging needs among federal agencies whose officials are trying to find faster, more economical and secure ways to migrate parts of their computing operations to the cloud.