Getting the DoD to the Cloud
Our team was able to complete the near-impossible. We connected to the DoD DISA Cloud Access Point at Impact Level 5, meaning our customer can now connect and store any unclassified data they want on their Azure subscription.
About the Project
The project started in July 2017 to connect an Azure SharePoint deployment to the DoD NIPRnet at Impact Level 5. Throughout the process, the governance and rules of engagement were a moving target, presenting challenges at every turn.
Thanks to the tenacity and diligence of the team, we were able to successfully achieve connection to the Cloud Access Point (CAP) on September 6th, 2018. This was a multi-region, with 2 connections, SharePoint IaaS always-on deployment, which involved completing all required documentation for the DISA Connection (SNAP) process.
We are now moving towards the first Azure SharePoint Impact Level 5 production workload in the DoD, so be sure to stay tuned for more updates.
A Repeatable Process for Government Cloud Adoption
Azure Government was the first hyperscale commercial cloud service to be awarded an Information Impact Level 5 DoD Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency, and this was the first public cloud connection on Azure in the DoD 4th Estate.
With fully scripted, repeatable cloud deployment, including Cloud Access Point connection requirements, we can now get Government Agencies to the cloud faster, and more securely than ever before.
We work with fully integrated SecDevOps processes and can leverage Microsoft’s Azure Security Team for assistance in identifying applicable security controls, inherited, shared and customer required controls.
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