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Primeur weekly 2014-05-26

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The N4S Programme is building new infrastructure for industrial software applications ...

The Sprint-model in large projects ...

Interview with David Wallom about the launch of the Federated Cloud as a production service ...

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Don't blink: NIST studies why quantum dots suffer from 'fluorescence intermittency' ...

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New analysis eliminates a potential speed bump in quantum computing ...

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Oracle Managed Cloud Services earns elite status for federal deployments

22 May 2014 Redwood Shores - Oracle Corporation has been approved to deliver a sophisticated new type of highly secure managed Cloud services to federal customers that will help them rapidly and confidently comply with "Federal Cloud First" initiatives. Three federal agencies - the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and General Services Administration - plus an outside company participated in the rigorous review of solutions from technology vendors. Having met those stringent requirements, Oracle's Managed Cloud Services was granted a provisional authority to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Programme, or FedRAMP.

This new status makes Oracle Managed Cloud Services the first private-Cloud services provider to be given authority to offer federal customers a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering using a hybrid-Cloud environment encompassing both private Cloud and community Cloud.

Because Oracle's advanced Cloud-computing technology allows it to offer a single-tenant model dedicated to U.S. government customers, and because Oracle Managed Cloud Services has earned the FedRAMP authorization, those departments and agencies can rapidly transition to a managed private government Cloud.

"Oracle is committed to protecting the information assets and sensitive data of our U.S. Government customers", stated Gail Coury, Vice President of Risk Management for Oracle Managed Cloud Services. "Our FedRAMP provisional authorization exemplifies our continuing commitment to helping our U.S. Government customers satisfy their security requirements."

In that context, the FedRAMP provisional authorization becomes "a critical milestone in Oracle's efforts to implement and deploy secure private-cloud environments to our U.S. Government customers and partners", stated Rick Cirigliano, Vice President of Public Sector for Oracle Managed Cloud Services. "This provisional authorization adds a great deal of leverage to agencies in their efforts to comply with Federal Cloud First and Shared First initiatives."

Oracle Managed Cloud Services gives its U.S. Government customers access to a full range of services for both software and hardware, including infrastructure, platform, and Oracle applications as well as certain approved third-party applications. These managed services include applications such as ERP, CRM and HCM; hardware and facilities setup/configuration; application management, testing, monitoring, and patching; as well as incident management and problem resolution, technical and functional service desk, point upgrades, security, and disaster recovery.

FedRAMP is a government-wide programme that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for Cloud products and services. FedRAMP uses a "do once, use many" approach to security assessments, thereby saving time and cost while providing full security transparency.

FedRAMP's primary governance group consists of the CIO's of the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and the GSA.
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-05-26

Special

The N4S Programme is building new infrastructure for industrial software applications ...

The Sprint-model in large projects ...

Interview with David Wallom about the launch of the Federated Cloud as a production service ...

David Wallom to recommend the EGI Federated Cloud as a production IaaS infrastructure for the European Economic Area ...

The Cloud

Fujitsu enhances suite of private Cloud platform products with support for OpenStack ...

Oracle Managed Cloud Services earns elite status for federal deployments ...

SoftLayer helps Mankind Pharma drive business growth ...

EuroFlash

Bull aims at delivering operational excellence for IT Departments ...

Computer models helping unravel the science of life? ...

Improved computer simulations enable better calculation of interfacial tension ...

Atos to acquire Bull to create a European global leader in Cloud, Cybersecurity, and Big Data ...

USFlash

TDC provides core video expertise for largest-ever light festival Vivid Sydney ...

Scientists study biomechanics behind amazing ant strength ...

The University of Tsukuba in Japan puts additional Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production ...

Mellanox collaborates with DataON to provide Cluster-in-a-Box storage appliance ...

Supermicro announces storage solutions optimized for extreme scale-out object-storage applications ...

Don't blink: NIST studies why quantum dots suffer from 'fluorescence intermittency' ...

Red Hat delivers powerful new capabilities in OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 ...

Inventors of Analytics System forerunner inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame ...

UChicago to lead quantum engineering research team ...

New analysis eliminates a potential speed bump in quantum computing ...

Advance brings 'hyperbolic metamaterials' closer to reality ...

NIWA supercomputer back on-line ...