Dell’s government cloud cleared by FedRAMP

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Dell has become the latest technology giant to have their cloud computing service earn an Authority to Operate from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. 

Dell’s Cloud for U.S. Government earned a provisional Authority to Operate from FedRAMP’s Joint Authorization Board, comprised of the CIO’s from the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration.

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering has been approved to hold data at a moderate security baseline, which means the service must clear over 300 different security controls. 

“This is an exciting time for us — not only because we met the comprehensive requirements and standards of FedRAMP — but we are now even more confident in serving our federal customers and their move to cloud adoption,” said George Newstrom, president and general manager of Dell’s federal government services. “Our offerings in cloud help federal agencies respond to changing demands, accelerate transition to agile IT environments with security visibility and above all gain efficiency and become future-ready.”

The ATO comes as FedRAMP has recently announced a special accelerated program, which is aimed at drastically reducing the time it takes for cloud service providers to earn an authority to operate and begin selling to federal agencies.

Additionally, the cloud security program should be introducing a new high security control baseline in the coming weeks. 

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