Project Hosts has achieved “In-Progress” status by the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board to undergo the FedRAMP Software as a Service (SaaS) authorization process for our Microsoft Cloud solutions for U.S. Government agencies. Today, Project Hosts offers FedRAMP Microsoft Project Clouds, FedRAMP Dynamic CRM Clouds, and FedRAMP SharePoint Clouds at the IaaS and PaaS level, and will soon have SaaS-level authorization.
“A FedRAMP SaaS-level authorization means that we have already implemented the hundreds of additional security controls required for a government PPM, CRM and SharePoint Cloud, thus relieving agencies and vendors from having to do so,” said Scott Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder of Project Hosts, Inc. The “In-Process” status carries the prestige of being merely a step from full Authority to Operate (ATO) status for hosting Microsoft Project Server, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint Clouds.
The FedRAMP program supports the U.S. government’s “Cloud-First” initiative to enable U.S. federal agencies to use managed service providers that enable cloud computing capabilities. The FedRAMP program is designed to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). Windows Azure is a secure and reliable cloud platform that enables companies like Project Hosts to quickly build, deploy and manage applications in a SaaS offering across Microsoft’s extensive network of data centers. Project Hosts will leverage the FISMA / NIST compliant, and “Cloud First” authorized Azure platform to deliver hosted PPM, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solutions and applications that are specifically tuned to U.S. Government agency requirements.
For information on our status please visit the cloud.cio.gov site.