ORACLE SECURES FEDRAMP CERTIFICATION
Oracle has just announced the launch of three new government cloud data center regions in Ashburn, Virginia; Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois.
The new cloud regions are coming after the company secured high-level compliance and security accreditation known as the FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) certification.
Oracle revealed that the new facilities achieved DISA Impact Level 5 provisional authorization (IL5 PATO), providing a safety-accredited cloud environment where US Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal customers can host and run their business operations.
“US DoD and other federal customers are continually looking for new, secure ways to improve citizen services and keep our nation safe,” said Don Johnson, EVP of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
“Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud was engineered to deliver highly secure, high-performance, cost effective infrastructure that helps government organizations address the needs of the nation today and tomorrow.”
According to Oracle, the new IL5 PATO government regions will launch with initial Oracle services including VM and bare metal compute (CPU and GPU), storage, database, identity and access management, Load Balancer, and Exadata Cloud Service.
Despite missing out on the JEDI contract, Oracle was recently awarded a contract by DoD, which will require the company’s cloud infrastructure to support a large portion of its enterprise human resource portfolio. The contract covers modernizing DoD’s existing infrastructure and assist the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) in providing human resource services and capabilities to its military members, veterans and their families.
“We’re excited to see Oracle Cloud Infrastructure achieve DISA Impact Level 5 provisional authorization, as it provides additional options that our federal government clients – especially those seeking to migrate large and complex Oracle-based solutions to the cloud – can leverage,” said Anthony Flake, managing director of Accenture Federal Services’ Oracle practice.
The cloud giant adds that there are over 500 government organizations using Oracle technology, which includes DMDC and the US Air Force.