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.