VAZATA has FedRAMP Kickoff with the GSA


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

VAZATA, a data center services company that delivers hosted solutions for customers mission critical applications, has announced that it entered the Documentation Phase of the FedRAMP certification process. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services, allowing the U.S. Federal government to realize the benefits of cloud computing faster through a single certification process.

Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Program Manager, said, “VAZATA has begun work with the FedRAMP PMO (Program Management Office) and we look forward to continued progress towards achieving a JAB (Joint Authorization Board) provisional authorization.” The JAB performs risk authorizations and grants the Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). The JAB’s members are the CIOs from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the Department of Defense along with their technical representatives.

Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) interested in serving federal organizations must meet rigorous government mandated security requirements. To ensure CSPs meet these standards, they must be audited by a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) before they can receive a P-ATO. As an accredited 3PAO organization, Kratos SecureInfo is assisting VAZATA with the FedRAMP certification process.

FedRAMP is one of the most in-depth compliance exercises an organization can attempt,” said Mike Rohde, Senior Director, Civilian and Commercial Programs of the Kratos SecureInfo business group. VAZATA is extremely well-prepared at this stage of the FedRAMP process. As their 3PAO, we will be performing the independent assessment to determine if they meet all the necessary controls, processes, procedures and security requirements.

VAZATA serves Federal Government agencies as well as traditional Enterprise customers, providing highly secure and compliant IaaS solutions. FedRAMP certification is an important differentiator in serving our market segments due to the ever-increasing regulatory requirements they face, said John Greenwood, EVP of Sales & Marketing at VAZATA.

Prior to the FedRAMP initiative, VAZATA was one of the first cloud service providers to receive an Authorization to Operate (ATO) from the General Services Administration under the Cloud First initiative.

For further details on VAZATAs certification progress, visit: http://cloud.cio.gov/fedramp/in-process

About VAZATA

VAZATA is a complex managed hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and colocation provider serving Global 1000 businesses, U.S. Federal Government Agencies and Mid-Market Enterprises. The company provides highly secure, stable, and scalable technology solutions that meet the challenges of its global customers using a proprietary cloud architecture called vStructure. The vStructure IaaS platform allows for enhanced computing capabilities, accessibility, and fiscal viability in solutions designed to grow with organizations of all sizes.

VAZATAs IaaS architecture supports customers in their hosting needs and also provides solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity for mission critical applications. The backbone of support is its purpose-built IaaS supported by four world class data centers, which have all achieved FISMA and SSAE 16, Type 2 compliance. VAZATAs data centers are located in Texas and Northern Virginia.







VAZATA Offers Most Robust Cabinet on the Market for $999


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 09, 2012

VAZATA, a leading provider of complex managed hosting, colocation and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), announced today the launch of The VAZATA Cabinet, a fully loaded solution that establishes a new benchmark at a monthly $ 999 price point.

Lance Black, CEO of VAZATA, commented, we wanted to make a compelling offer to the market weve bundled a fully managed cabinet with a free virtual server, 500GBs of managed storage and comprehensive help desk and on-site support services for a monthly price that makes incredible financial sense. We set the customer up with power and network inside a locked cabinet that resides in our Tier III, SSAE 16 Type 2 and FISMA compliant data centers, and we completely support the solution while the customer maintains control over everything else.

The VAZATA Cabinet includes a 42U locking cabinet, redundant power feeds (power strips included), bandwidth (multi-carrier blend, 100Mbs port and no commit) and 24/7 help desk support. Also included are a 24 port managed Ethernet switch, managed firewall services, a virtual server (1vCPU, 4GB RAM, OS) and 500GBs of managed storage provided through VAZATAs vStructure platform.

Mr. Black added, not only does this product offering beat the market for high quality cabinets, but it also provides our customers with a clear, easy path for cloud infrastructure utilization supporting functions like mission critical applications production, disaster recovery, storage and test/dev environments. By bundling The VAZATA Cabinet with a free virtual server, were staying true to our mission to simplify the migration path from colo to the cloud.

To learn more or request a sales brochure, contact VAZATA.com.

About VAZATA

VAZATA is a complex managed hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider serving Global 1000 businesses, U.S. Federal Government Agencies and Mid-Market Enterprises. The company provides highly secure, stable, and scalable technology solutions that meet the challenges of its global customers using a proprietary cloud architecture called vStructure. The vStructure IaaS platform allows for enhanced computing capabilities, accessibility, and fiscal viability in solutions designed to grow with organizations of all sizes. VAZATAs IaaS architecture supports customers in their hosting needs and also provides solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity for mission critical applications. In 2011, VAZATA was the first company to receive an Authority to Operate as a cloud services technology provider to federal agencies. The backbone of support is its purpose built IaaS supported by three world class data centers, which have all achieved FISMA and SSAE 16 Type II compliance. Data centers are located in Texas and Northern Virginia.