FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CSRA Inc. (NYSE: CSRA) announced today it has signed a three-year Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft to enable CSRA to utilize Microsoft's products, such as Microsoft Office365, for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. CSRA, a Gold Partner in the Microsoft Partner Network, becomes the first government system integrator to migrate its own workload to the Azure Government cloud platform. The migration will ensure that CSRA leverages the same high levels of information security requirements as its DoD customer, while also taking advantage of new cloud offerings from Microsoft.
CSRA worked closely with the Microsoft team to meet business requirements. CSRA plans to continue this work with Microsoft to test their latest offerings as "customer zero" providing implementation experience for both companies.
"CSRA is committed to being a customer zero for testing next-generation technology. By investing in ourselves, we can minimize risk and accelerate solutions for our customers," said CSRA CIO John Dancy. "Through this relationship, the Microsoft Azure Government cloud platform allows us to share the same information safeguards that the DoD implements for its workloads. Fully-utilizing Microsoft's software and cloud capabilities is a core element of our strategy to streamline our portfolio, integrate our systems better, and manage our IT costs. Our goal is to have seventy percent of our applications operating within the cloud."
"We are excited to work with our customers to transform their operations and reduce costs by migrating workloads to the cloud," said CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior. "Using Microsoft Azure Government cloud platform and Office365 represents a unique opportunity for CSRA. We believe that the market for Microsoft's cloud services with the DoD will expand rapidly. By teaming with Microsoft, CSRA is taking advantage of a significant growth opportunity. Together, our industry-leading cloud migration and longstanding relationship with the DoD will continue to deliver flawlessly for our customers."
Greg Myers, Vice President of Microsoft Federal, Microsoft Corp. said, "the U.S. Department of Defense has granted accreditation for Microsoft Azure Government cloud platform and Microsoft Office 365 US Government Defense to handle Controlled Unclassified Information. This is a significant advancement in our commitment to providing government customers with the most complete, trusted, and secure cloud. We are pleased to collaborate with CSRA to support the needs of Defense customers, including those who manage DoD Impact Level-5 workloads, and to help more agencies embrace the power of the cloud."
Learn more about how CSRA partners with MICROSOFT at https://www.csra.com/partner/microsoft/
About CSRA Inc.
CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) solves our nation's hardest mission problems as a bridge from mission and enterprise IT to Next Gen, from government to technology partners, and from agency to agency. CSRA is tomorrow's thinking, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results. CSRA is driving towards achieving sustainable, industry-leading organic growth across federal and state/local markets through customer intimacy, rapid innovation and outcome-based experience. CSRA has over 18,000 employees and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about CSRA, visit www.csra.com. Think Next. Now.
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