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FCW : September 30, 2014
Whether spurred by the need government mandates or deal with workloads, more and more agencies are moving some or all of their applications or infrastructure to the cloud. And for many agencies, the most cost- hybrid cloud model that allows them to not systems seamlessly to the technology platform that best meets their needs. VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is helping agencies do just that--- accelerating federal cloud adoption by providing a familiar platform that combines a dedicated private cloud with a secure government community cloud of agency workloads, while satisfying stringent security requirements such as FedRAMP. Most agencies today are already using VMware in some way, whether it's vSphere to manage data centers, vCloud services, or other VMware products. By choosing to host systems on the vCloud Government Service platform, agencies in VMware solutions and more easily operate a hybrid cloud solution under a common management umbrella. "With VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia, agencies can seamlessly run both legacy and new applications on site, off site and in the cloud, using a more supportive and integrated cloud infrastructure that meets FedRAMP security requirements" says Stu Fleagle, Vice President, Carpathia Government Solutions. vCloud Government Service provides a simple platform for migrating and managing workloads between dedicated virtualized environments using native VMware tools such as vCloud Connector, and affords agencies the when it comes to how their applications are deployed and managed. It also allows agencies to leverage their IT over the cost and effort required to leverage a hybrid cloud model. SEC I AND E PE ISE OGE HE Carpathia, a leading provider of cloud services and managed hosting for government agencies and enterprises, has partnered with VMware to deliver vCloud Government Service to the market. Together, Carpathia and VMware provide the only enterprise- class hybrid cloud service that provides VMware capabilities with the added security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization. "An agency can put its dedicated infrastructure for a certain program or for the entire enterprise inside our IBX Vault data center and, over a Layer 2 cross-connection, connect right into the vCloud Government Service platform, never losing the security, compliance or VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia affords agencies the ability to host their private and community cloud workloads in the same compliant facilities, providing a consistent and secure platform for servicing their users. spikes in capacity requirements, this setup is ideal. If an agency collects fees from its constituency on a quarterly basis or processes program applications infrastructure to additional resources on a secure portion of the government community cloud. Once that spike is resolved, all resources can be returned to the dedicated infrastructure. Running workloads on vCloud Government Service also lowers overall cost. Not only can agencies avoid the cost of training or retraining IT staff VMware technology, but the availability of additional capacity on-demand means that agencies don't have to pay for that capacity when they don't need it. Nearly two-dozen defense and federal agencies, as well as systems integrators, are currently testing the service for workloads such as development and testing, seasonal or event-driven workloads and disaster recovery. These organizations are now discovering the of running workloads on VMware's vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia. • Secure Compliant Hybrid Clouds with Government in Mind GameChanger GAME CHANGING ECHNOLOG O MEE AGENC MI ION SPONSORED CONTENT SECURE HYBRID CLOUD FOR GOVERNMENT Learn more about Carpathia's secure, compliant, enterprise- class hybrid cloud solutions built on VMware at www.carpathia. com/partner-solutions/vmware. SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE vCloud Government ervice provided by Carpathia maintains compliance across a broad range of regulations, standards and best practices, including: • FedRAMP • FI MA • DIACAP • I AR • FIP • HIPAA
September 15, 2014