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[BrieFing] Microsoft has expanded its cloud services for public sector custom- ers with an announcement that Azure Government and Dynamic CRM Online Government are now available. Michael Donlan, vice president of state and local government at Microsoft, said the company’s end-to-end integrated cloud now offers the broadest array of government-ready cloud capabilities on the market, including CRM and Office 365 services. “It spans all the offerings that can be in the cloud: productivity, infrastructure- as-a -service, software-as-a -service, business process-as-a -service, identity management and mobility,’’ Donlan said. “It is one government cloud that meets U.S . regulations for federal and state and also has the ability to integrate in hybrid public/private environments.” Microsoft also claims it supports the broadest array of security and privacy standards, including: Health Insur- ance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), the IRS 1075 encryption standard, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and Federal Risk and Authorization program (FedRAMP) standards. Early adopters of Microsoft’s integrat- ed cloud offerings include the states of Texas and Alabama. Texas has 110,000 Office 365 seats and is rolling out Azure Government for law enforcement appli- cations because of its support for CJIS standards. Alabama is deploying Office 365 to 23,000 employees and is developing Medicaid applications on Azure Govern- ment in a hybrid environment that uses a private data center. Azure Government and Dynamics CRM Online Government are designed to save agencies money by eliminating the need for dedicated IT resources for bursty applications such as video stor- age while also speeding up deployment of new applications in such areas as citizen engagement. “In some cases, government will move existing workloads to the cloud to run at greater efficiency and reduced cost. An- other scenario is developing completely new solutions such as big data analyt- ics with Hadoop or machine learning or scenarios around managing large sets of government multimedia in the cloud,’’ Donlan said. Microsoft has 3 million federal, state and local government users of Office 365, which provides email and collabo- ration. With Azure Government, Microsoft is adding cloud services to the mix, includ- ing compute, storage, data networking and identity management via Active Directory. Azure Government is hosted in Microsoft data centers that are located within the United States and operated by U.S . personnel with security clearances. Using Azure Government, agencies can run workloads in the public cloud, government cloud or in their own data center. Microsoft Dynamics CRM adds cloud- based business applications such as case management and logistics. This platform also operates in hybrid envi- ronments combining public and private cloud and integrates with Azure and Of- fice 365 government community clouds. Microsoft said Azure Government and Dynamics CRM Online Government will be available through all of its government resellers and on all of its government contracts. Microsoft said 125 companies have ported their third-party applications to Azure Government for local, state and federal customers. One of these partners is Vievu, which markets body cameras for police offers. Another is NC4, which offers public safety and security solutions. The new features will provide custom- ers a broad set of options, said Donlan. “They don’t have to move everything to the cloud. They can move some applica- tions to the cloud, and others can run in their data centers. They can manage a hybrid environment, which will be a dif- ferentiator for Microsoft,” said Donlan. • Microsoft broadens government cloud offerings GCN JANUARY 2015 • GCN.COM 7 • Cloud service offerings include infrastructure-as-a -service, software-as- a-service, business process-as -a -service, identity management. • Office 365 : 3 million federal, state and local government users for email and collaboration. • Customers include cities of Chicago, San Jose, New York State and Los Angeles County. • Early adopters: Texas (110,000 Office 365 seats) and Alabama (23,000 Office 365 employees) • 125 companies have ported third-party applications to Azure Government for local, state and federal customers. • Standards compliance: HIPAA, CJIS, FISMA, IRS 1075, FedRAMP. MICROSOFT AZURE AT A GLANCE BY CAROLYN DUFFY MARSAN 0115gcn_006-016.indd 7 1/12/15 2:59 PM
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