VMware vCloud® Government Service is now QTS Government Cloud, an infrastructure-as-a-service hybrid cloud operating with FedRAMP authority to operate giving you a common platform to extend your data center to the cloud. Because QTS Government Cloud is based on the same award-winning technology used by so many US federal agencies today - vSphere - it gives you the flexibility to seamlessly run new and existing applications in the cloud, on premise, or both.
QTS Government Cloud is an isolated community cloud designed to allow US government agencies and customers operating under a FedRAMP mandate to move sensitive workloads to the cloud while adhering to the compliance and regulatory requirements under which they operate.
Typical use cases for QTS Government Cloud might include:
Expanding capacity without additional capital expenditure
Extending critical applications to the cloud to scale out
Next generation cloud-native and mobile applications
Using the cloud for disaster recovery and backup solutions
Q/A, development and testing functions (a lab in the cloud)
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a program run by the Federal Government that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Using QTS Government Cloud for cloud applications which require a FedRAMP Authority to Operate saves agencies time and expense by taking advantage of the certifications already in place.