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FISMA-Compliant Cloud Service Launch Helps Federal Agencies Meet 'Cloud First' Mandate
[November 20, 2012]

FISMA-Compliant Cloud Service Launch Helps Federal Agencies Meet 'Cloud First' Mandate

Plano, TX, Nov 20, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Federal agencies needing to meet the U.S. 'Cloud First' mandate for solution implementations as well as the stringent data security requirements of FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) now have a new means for achieving both objectives. Layered Technologies, a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, and Microsoft recently announced the availability of Microsoft Dynamics Government Cloud business solutions, a FISMA-compliant cloud application platform on which federal agencies can build and deploy mission-critical solutions for their constituents.

Hosted by Layered Tech in top-tier data centers, Microsoft Dynamics Government Cloud business solutions provide any federal agency the opportunity to: Modernize mission critical workloads in either a FISMA-compliant, single-tenant private cloud with dedicated physical resources, or a FISMA-compliant, federal-only community cloud.

Sharply reduce the Certification & Accreditation time for new services by leveraging platform certification documentation developed by Layered Tech.

Partner with Layered Tech's security professionals during the NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology) audit process through to Authorization to Operate (ATO).

After achieving ATO for new IT services, federal agencies can also have Layered Tech provide ongoing compliance management so that the agencies are freed to focus on their primary mission of constituent service.

"Our proven success working with government organizations and close collaboration with the Microsoft Dynamics team has us allowed to deliver a truly innovative cloud platform," said Brad Hokamp, President of Layered Tech. "We can now extend security compliance far past the FISMA Moderate solutions offered by other cloud providers, to keep in step with the government's intensifying need for the benefits of business solutions delivered through secure cloud computing." "Government customers can feel confident in a cloud delivery model that meets Federal Government mandates such as FISMA and the Cloud First Policy, while reducing IT management costs and improving performance," said Amir Capriles, General Manager, U.S. Public Sector for Microsoft Dynamics. "This environment allows them to achieve the business benefits of cloud computing while meeting even the most stringent security requirements." Microsoft Dynamics Government Cloud business solutions hosted by Layered Tech are suitable for a wide range of secure government cloud workloads including case management, workforce management, constituent correspondence and outreach, call center service management, grants management, and many more. To further the growth of this secure government cloud ecosystem, Layered Tech has established a Solutions Advisory Committee to enable certified Microsoft Dynamics partners to rapidly deploy government cloud solutions utilizing proven best practices.

About Layered Tech Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, supporting mission-critical e-business applications, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Tech's scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit

About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics solutions empower your people to be more productive and your systems to last longer and scale as your organization grows, while enabling you to derive the insights necessary to respond quickly in an ever-changing world.

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