RapidScale Debuts Managed Cloud FedRAMP Practice

PRESS RELEASE — IRVINE, CA: November 29th, 2016] RapidScale, a leader in managed cloud services, announced that it now provides managed cloud solutions on top of SoftLayer’s FedRAMP-certified infrastructure in Dallas. FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) certification involves security assessment and authorization by federal organizations to allow them to confidently use cloud services such as RapidScale’s managed cloud. The certification signifies that the infrastructure has passed the federal risk management process defining standard security requirements for all cloud providers.

“We’ve seen a huge demand in the past couple of years for FedRAMP-certified cloud services,” says Duane Barnes, Director of Solutions Engineering at RapidScale. “By partnering with SoftLayer we were able to quickly get to market with enterprise-class infrastructure and layer on our managed services to support customers with this specific compliancy requirement.”

According to FedRAMP, the certification is a “government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.” A Third Party Assessment Organization performed the initial assessment and will continue with periodic assessments of the systems, ensuring they meet FedRAMP requirements and enhancing security visibility.{ad}

RapidScale currently serves a wide range of customers and pursued FedRAMP to deepen its capability to partner with federal organizations and accelerate their move to the cloud. FedRAMP benefits include cost, time and resource savings, real-time security visibility, enhanced transparency, and consistency and standardization.

RapidScale President, Mark Szotkowski, says “With more government entities and businesses working with such groups moving to managed cloud services, launching a FedRAMP practice was a natural progression for our company. We continue to provide our customers with service offerings to meet increased compliancy requirements today and into the future. The FedRAMP certification allows us to work with companies that require highly compliant and regulated environments, and adds to our growing list of regulatory compliances including HIPAA, PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley.”

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