By: Angelos Kottas, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud, VMware

Building on the foundation of the FedRAMP P-ATO certification, VMware and Carpathia announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a combat support agency for the US government, has granted a Department of Defense (DoD) Provisional Authorization (PA) enabling VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia to host DoD data workloads at Impact Level 2.

DoD agencies can now accelerate adoption of VMware vCloud Government Service for these workloads. Impact Level 2 is for Non-Controlled Unclassified Information, which includes all data cleared for public release, and some DoD private unclassified information not designated as CUI or critical mission data, but the information requires minimal level of access control.

A growing number of agencies are embracing a hybrid cloud approach in which multiple cloud infrastructures, both private and public, enable data and application portability. This approach, in which customers maintain a consistent platform between their data centers and the cloud, offers reduced risk and accelerated time to value, with no need to refactor applications. VMware vCloud Government Service, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, helps organizations accelerate IT delivery, improve efficiency and drive innovation.

The DoD PA certification is another step forward for VMware to enable agencies to drive down costs by moving more of their mission data to the cloud. VMware vCloud Government Service enables agencies to balance existing on-site data center investments with public cloud flexibility. The service also enables pre-defined public cloud capacity with more flexible cost controls over traditional approaches requiring incremental capital costs that can negatively impact data center consolidation timelines.

With access to burst capacity as a variable expense, VMware vCloud Government Service enables IT to preserve on-site data center capacity for mission data and applications that, due to cost, latency or compliance reasons, cannot reside off-site. New projects can be tested faster in the cloud, greatly reducing concerns over the impact a failure could have on their primary data center.

For more information on VMware vCloud Government Service, please visit the VMware vCloud Government Service page.

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