ibm smartcloud logoIBM’s SmartCloud for Government was granted a FedRAMP approval on Thursday. This approval gives IBM the ability to bid for government IaaS contracts. SmartCloud for Government was launched in 2010. It is a hosted out of dedicated data centers in Colorado and North Carolina.

FedRAMP or Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and their Joint Authorization Board determines cloud service providers to see if their security controls will meet the federally-mandated operating standards. FedRAMP approval is all about government agencies. Without it, IBM and other vendors must obtain approval directly from a federal agency before bidding on its contracts.


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