A FedRAMP Compliant Cloud offers Military Grade Data Security for the Public Sector

July 13, 2016

FedRAMP_Security_NotFedRAMP recently announced the High Security Baseline, allowing Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to provide high-level security environments for federal agencies looking to leverage the cloud. The private sector is now seeking FedRAMP level compliance to protect and secure critical business data and assets.

Enterprise security professionals are now requiring a commercial FedRAMP compliant cloud solution that can not only protect their critical data assets but also protect:

  • Information about mid-range to long-range strategic plans
  • Information that includes IP (Intellectual Property) and researching findings
  • Information that could lead to lost sales
  • Information that could lead to financial or regulatory penalties
  • Information that could result in severe damage to the company’s value or reputation
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Project Hosts Federal Private Clouds

The the rise of public cloud security breaches, protecting ones critical data assets with a FedRAMP compliant cloud solution in Azure is a simple assurance of true security. Private enterprises are now defining their “information security levels” and specifying the level of security required for each of their cloud-based applications an associated data. In the same fashion that FedRAMP classifies information security levels for confidentiality, integrity and availability into “low impact,” “moderate impact,” and “high-impact,” categories, private enterprises are doing the same.

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3 Reasons SharePoint Professionals, Developers and Administrators are Migrating to 2016

July 7, 2016

SharePoint2016-upgrade-programFrom our discussions with SharePoint professionals, developers, and administrators, here are the top three reasons why organizations are migrating to SharePoint 2016:

1.       Your SharePoint farm is simply… OLD!   It’s time to upgrade those antiquated 2007 and 2010 deployments to a new SharePoint 2016 platform – either SharePoint Online or SharePoint in Azure.  Even SharePoint 2013 users will gain tremendous benefits by moving to 2016.

2.       HYBRID is the new on-prem!  That’s right, the on-premises folks have realized that managing their own server farms is just too much work without reward, so they’re leveraging Azure.

3.       Apparently, SECURITY matters to a lot of people!  Especially to enterprise customers and government agencies who want to protect and secure their data assets in SharePoint.

Stock_Amanda_Brent_David_Sign_SharePointSure – there are a lot of other great reasons to migrate and upgrade, but these are the top 3 we regularly encounter.  If you have questions click on the following links to learn more about SharePoint Security, SharePoint Upgrades, and SharePoint Clouds for Government agencies  – including federal, state, and local.

Interested in moving, but don’t know where to begin – talk to us.  We’ve got the dedicated personnel, experience and flexible deployment and managed services plans to get you there quickly, and keep you up and running effortlessly. We’re Project Hosts, a leading CSP (Cloud Service Provider) with more than 13 years of experience in delivering cloud hosting and managed services for Microsoft solutions, with a specialization in SharePoint.

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FedRAMP goes live with High Security Baseline

June 23, 2016

Today, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) announced the FedRAMP High Security Baseline. The importance of this is significant, as stated in today’s FedRAMP announcement: “These security requirements will be used to protect some of the government’s most sensitive, unclassified data in cloud computing environments. This release allows agencies to use cloud environments for high-impact data, including data that involves the protection of life and financial ruin.”

With this announcement, Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) have a high-level security model to offer federal agencies. Prior to the new baseline, federal agencies could only migrate low and moderate impact data into the cloud. With this release, government agencies can now leverage the cloud for their most critical data through High Security Baseline CSPs.

Microsoft Azure is one of three CSPs currently with provisional authority to operate from the FedRAMP Joint Authority Board or JAB. Under the new baseline, CSP data centers must be secured to the levels mandated for unclassified data in cloud environments, outlined by the Federal Information Processing Standard, or FIPS.  Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud, a FedRAMP SaaS-level cloud with an agency ATO, is currently certified at the Moderate level, and with this announcement has started the process to gain a High Security Baseline. Specific details on the expected availability of this capability will be announced at a later date.

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SharePoint Azure Managed Services with Extended Security

June 23, 2016

SharePoint_Azure_Artfile2One of the critical choices you’ll need to make when considering an upgrade from your current on-premises Microsoft SharePoint environment to 2016, is whether to move into Microsoft’s SharePoint Online public cloud, or migrate your SharePoint environment into an Azure subscription. Both offer the convenience and flexibility of a cloud platform, but with the “Azure option” you’ll benefit from higher security, guaranteed performance, and the ability to do far more customizations over time.

Want to know the upsides of an Azure-based deployment 11– talk to Project Hosts.  Project Hosts has the dedicated personnel, experience and flexible deployment and managed services plans to get you there quickly, and keep you up and running effortlessly.  Start by taking a look at our SharePoint 2016 upgrade program.11

With more than 13 years of experience, Project Hosts is a leading CSP (Cloud Service Provider), delivering cloud hosting and managed services for Microsoft solutions, with a specialization in SharePoint.

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Time to migrate your old on-premise Microsoft SharePoint into a 2016 Azure Cloud?

June 14, 2016

Stock_Amanda_Brent_David_Sign_SharePointIf you are currently using SharePoint 2007, 2010 or 2013 in your own on-premise deployment, it’s time to move into an Azure cloud.

By doing so, your organization will gain all the advantages of the latest SharePoint 2016 capabilities, and an Azure deployment will continue to ensure the security, performance and customizations you’ve come to expect.

If you’re interested in moving, but don’t know where to begin – talk to Project Hosts. We’ve got the dedicated personnel, experience and flexible deployment and managed services plans to get you there quickly, and keep you up and running effortlessly.  Start by taking a look at our SharePoint 2016 upgrade program.1010

We’re Project Hosts, a leading CSP (Cloud Service Provider) with more than 13 years of experience in delivering cloud hosting and managed services for Microsoft solutions, with a specialization in SharePoint.

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Project Server 2016 Complete Migration Plan (CMP) with Project Hosts

June 6, 2016

ProjectServer_RegisWhen considering your upgrade to Project Server 2016, it is essential to have a complete migration plan (CMP). Project Hosts takes a strategic and holistic approach when moving your older Project Server 2010 or 2013 deployment into a brand new cloud environment. A dedicated cloud with the type of security you need in this day and age. Project Hosts will develop a CMP that includes all aspects of the move that need to be taken into consideration.

We’ll present you with a CMP that outlines all aspects of the move, including databases, applications and their associated upgrades, licensing considerations, security aspects and pricing. We will build a new 2016 Project Server cloud with the most up-to-date databases and applications, and migrate your data/content and any configuration settings for you.

After the move, and your Project Server 2016 site is up and running, we’ll be there to answer any questions, and apply fixes if necessary, through our Person-2-Person support services. Putting your upgrade and migration in the hands of Project Hosts saves you time and the headache associated with the many details in completing a successful upgrade. Visit us at: Project Hosts.

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SharePoint 2016 Complete Migration Plan (CMP) with Project Hosts

May 25, 2016

Stock_Amanda_Brent_David_Sign_SharePointWhen considering your upgrade to SharePoint 2016, it is essential to have a complete migration plan (CMP). Project Hosts takes a strategic and holistic approach when moving your older SharePoint 2010 or 2013 deployment into a brand new cloud environment. A dedicated cloud with the type of security you need in this day and age. Project Hosts will develop a CMP that includes all aspects of the move that need to be taken into consideration.

We’ll present you with a CMP that outlines all aspects of the move, including databases, applications and their associated upgrades, licensing considerations, security aspects and pricing. We will build a new 2016 SharePoint cloud with the most up-to-date databases and applications, and migrate your data/content and any configuration settings for you.

After the move, and your SharePoint 2016 site is up and running, we’ll be there to answer any questions, and apply fixes if necessary, through our Person-2-Person support services. Putting your upgrade and migration in the hands of Project Hosts saves you time and the headache associated with the many details in completing a successful upgrade. Visit us at: Project Hosts.

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