Azure Disk Encryption availability for Azure Government cloud customers

Today, we announce the general availability of Azure disk encryption for Windows and Linux IaaS VMs in Azure Government cloud regions. With this announcement, Azure disk encryption for Windows and Linux IaaS Standard tier VMs (Std A, D, DS, G, GS etc series) is now generally available in all Azure Gov cloud regions to enable…

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Azure Government Marketplace Loves Open Source and Bitnami

       Azure Government is excited to expand our partnership with Bitnami via the Azure Government Marketplace beyond the initial offering in Image Gallery. We are happy to announce the first wave of open source images published by Bitnami to the Azure Government marketplace. The first wave of free open source and Bring Your Own…


Azure Government Cloud expands P-ATO scope with addition of five new offerings

We are pleased to announce that Azure’s Government Cloud has expanded its FedRAMP Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) with the addition of five new offerings. Service Bus, Notification Hubs, Site Recovery, StorSimple, and Backup have all received Joint Authorization Board (JAB) approval for addition to Azure Government’s P-ATO at the High Impact Level. With the addition…


Log Analytics: How Operational Management Suite keeps customers safe and secure on Azure

This is my last post in this series where we have been talking about the Operational Management Suite (OMS) within Azure Government and how it can make customers feel safe & secure. In the previous posts we focused on the Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery, and Azure Automation services that help make up the suite….


Automation Runbooks & DSC: How Operational Management Suite keeps Customers Safe & Secure in Azure

In my last post, I talked about the second of the two services within the Operational Management Suit (OMS) that focuses on Backup & Recovery of your On-Prem or Cloud related infrastructure. However, this is only one piece of the operational management footprint that Public Sector customers’ IT departments need to keep their applications and infrastructure…


Site Recovery: How Operational Management Suite keeps customers safe and secure on Azure

In my last post, I spent some time providing an overview of Operational Management Suite (OMS) and specifically, the Azure Backup service. I tried to focus on the advantages of the suite from the perspective of a potential Azure Government customer as well as the perspective of customers that have already implemented or are implementing…


Join us: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Cloud in Government — Nov. 16 in DC

With billions of connected devices, our digital life is more convenient than ever. But those devices also create opportunities for attackers to move quickly from an initial breach to a major loss; and it can happen within minutes.   Join us for the Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup on Wednesday, Nov. 16 starting at 6 pm….

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Microsoft Signs CJIS Security Addendum with Georgia

Microsoft has now contractually committed to CJIS requirements in 24 states, covering nearly 2/3rds of the US population Microsoft has a long-term commitment to providing law enforcement agencies with cloud services they can trust to help keep them CJIS compliant.  As part of this commitment Microsoft recently signed the CJIS Security Addendum and contractually committed to…


Azure Government supports TIC capabilities

Federal customers that are part of the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative are using Microsoft Azure Government. Any Federal government agencies or departments can leverage Azure Government to build applications and services that comply with the TIC initiative. What is TIC?  The TIC initiative is the common name for initiative number one of the Comprehensive National…


Microsoft Azure Government and Booz Allen Announce Virtual Cloud Defense

Cloud Security Suite Brings Power and Simplicity to Securing Cloud Deployments Microsoft and Booz Allen Hamilton are pleased to announce the general availability of Virtual Cloud Defense (VCD) for Azure Government. Virtual Cloud Defense from Booz Allen helps Azure Government customers secure cloud workloads and protect data by deploying cost-effective cloud workload protection and security…