Our first Azure Government HackFest + Training event is in the books and it was a great event! We were thrilled to see so many enthusiastic developers and IT Pros in Azure Government interested in learning new things and getting even more hands-on with Azure Government.
Microsoft is furthering its commitment to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) by announcing support for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements for Azure Government Services. This allows DoD’s mission partners to host Covered Defense Information (CDI) in Microsoft’s secure,
Register to join Washington Technology and Microsoft on Friday, May 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., for a free morning event, at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner. Defense contractors, systems integrators and members of the Defense Industrial Base will gather to hear insights into technologies and strategies that can help deliver secure commercial cloud solutions.
In the newest episode of Azure Friday, Steve Michelotti talks with Scott Hanselman about Azure Government, which provides a separate physical and network-isolated instance of Azure for federal, state, and local governments with a higher level of compliance for US Government workloads.
In the latest episode of The Azure Podcast, Steve Michelotti of the Azure Government engineering sits down with The Azure Podcast team to discuss the latest and greatest of Azure Government. Steve also provides an update on what is going on in Azure Government including:
The two new DoD specific datacenters
How Azure Government is the only publicly available government cloud with DISA L5
Differences between Azure public and Azure Government
How to design and build an enterprise infrastructure in Azure using the Azure Resource Manager portal
Getting started in Azure is easy to do, and you can have production workloads running in the cloud in very little time. However, there are some essential aspects of the Azure platform that require some forethought and planning.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the US government’s largest civilian agency, has issued a FedRAMP High Authority to Operate (ATO) for Microsoft Azure Government. This validates that the Microsoft Azure Government cloud meets all security and compliance standards necessary to handle VA’s most sensitive data,
<Cross posted from the Azure Blog.>
Today, I am pleased to announce additional functionality for Microsoft Azure Government. In support of key customer requests, and service portfolio expansion, we have added support for Premium Storage and several additional pre-configured Virtual Machine images.
Cloud Security Director of Cloud Health and Security Engineering, Matt Rathbun, shares his thoughts and insights on ways to improve the agility of regulatory frameworks in a cloud-centric world. Check out Matt’s post on the Azure blog.