79 Azure Government services now authorized for DoD IL5 workloads

Azure Gov Team

Just over a year ago, we announced the expansion of support for Department of Defense Security Requirements Guide (DoD SRG) Impact Level 5 (IL5) to all Azure Government regions – today we have 79 services authorized for IL5 workloads in Azure Government, enabling mission owners with more services at IL5 than any other cloud provider.

These services include a broad range of IaaS and PaaS capabilities to enable mission owners to move further, faster. Mission owners can choose from multiple regions across the country and benefit from decreased latency, expanded geo-redundancy, and a range of options for backup, recovery, and cost optimization.

When supporting IL5 workloads on Azure Government, the isolation requirements can be met in different ways. Isolation guidelines for IL5 workloads documentation page addresses configurations and settings for the isolation required to support IL5 data with specific service instructions.

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Choosing from any Azure Government region for IL5 workloads provides more options for many essential services. For example, with Azure Site Recovery, mission owners gain the benefits of a native disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), keeping applications running during planned and unplanned outages. Using Azure Security Center in your regions of choice gives you unmatched hybrid security and threat protection across your workloads.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection provides real-time security at enterprise scale, helping you detect and investigate advanced attacks on-premises and in the cloud. It can also help you monitor multiple entry points through integration with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, a complete endpoint security solution delivering preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response.

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To learn more about isolation for IL5 workloads, watch this video: DoD Impact Level 5 Expansion on Azure Government with Steve Michelotti and Zach Kramer. Zach shows the documentation guidance for IL5 workloads, along with a demo of how easy it is to use numerous Azure services – regardless of the Azure Government region – in compliance with IL5 standards. You’ll also learn some encryption best practices for your data, including how to separate it and manage the keys effectively, helping the IL5 mission owner stay in control of their data.

The isolation guidelines for IL5 workloads documentation page addresses configurations and settings for the isolation required to support IL5 data.


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