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Los Alamos National Laboratory wins two awards for their cloud service offering

We want to congratulate Los Alamos National Laboratory for two great achievements with their cloud service, "Infrastructure on Demand"! They were named a “Government Innovator” in the InformationWeek 500 awards for their work in deploying a private cloud that now allows their organization to offer infrastructure as a service to Los Alamos researchers. InformationWeek highlights "The service, called Infrastructure on Demand, represents the Department of Energy's first foray into IaaS, and through Infrastructure on Demand's self-service portal, Los Alamos has cut a 30-day server provisioning process down to 30 minutes, and in its first six months, the service was used to provision more than 700 virtual machines." To read more, visit: http://www.techweb.com/news/231600939/15-government-it-innovators-informationweek-500.html

On Tuesday, October 11, the SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security (SANS) Institute will be presenting a National Cybersecurity Innovation award to LANL for their cloud service. LANL will be receiving the award and presenting at SANS Institute as part of the track on "Award-winning Cloud Initiatives in Government." SANS Institute highlights that in this session, LANL will discuss how Infrastructure on Demand features an innovative cloud security and automation architecture, leveraging VMware's vShield and LANL-written active defense on behalf of the workload clients. Key features include:

1. Automated provisioning of workloads into secure enterprise enclaves.

2. Mapping physical security into a virtual security model using VMware vShield.

3. Employing automated remediation features to offline non-compliant workloads.

4. Extension of a private cloud security framework into a secure hybrid cloud.

To read more, visit: http://www.sans.org/security-training/award-winning-security-cloud-mobile-computing-unpleasant-surprises-cloud-vendor-1621-mid

We are happy to see LANL recognized for two prestigious awards for their innovative cloud service offering!

Dean Coza
Director of Security Product Management