Azure Government – 3x Growth in 2016 and over 75 new capabilities in the last 90 days

Tom Keane, General Manager, Microsoft

Today I am with over 600 of our federal, state and local government customers and partners at the Government Cloud Forum 2016, in Washington D.C. The Forum is queued to take our audiences through breakthrough technology and solutions impacting citizen engagement, the empowerment of government employees, how agencies can optimize their infrastructures and solutions, and the digital transformation of government services. With this in mind, I wanted to provide a few highlights from the Forum where we are speaking of our continued advancements.

Continued investment in comprehensive compliance – breadth and depth

I’m proud to cite how Azure Government offers the most compliance certifications and attestations for mission-critical government workloads than any other cloud service provider. We highlighted recent investments and compliance achievements.  And, our continued commitment is further evidenced by Microsoft signing with the state of Georgia, bringing the total number of signed CJIS agreements to 24. This is four times more than our nearest competitor. We are also proud of the 13 Microsoft Azure Government Cloud services in our FedRAMP scope, including FedRAMP Moderate and High, for which we have achieved authorization, which is two times more services in scope than the nearest cloud service provider.

Tremendous Azure Government services momentum

Azure is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation, the strongest security and incredible new technology to government at the same pace we innovate for all customers, globally. In the past 90 days we have launched over 75 new Azure Government capabilities, and 25 new capabilities in October already. We have an exciting roadmap upcoming so expect to see more innovation in coming days, weeks and months for government.

I encourage you to go to today’s blog by Curt Kolcun, Vice President, US Public Sector for Microsoft, to read about all our announcements and our momentum for government customers and partners and the powerful, impactful transformations we are helping them accomplish every day.

To experience the power of Azure Government for your organization, sign up for an Azure Government Trial.


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