DULLES, Va., June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carpathia, a QTS company and leading provider of trusted hybrid cloud and managed hosting, today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has granted a Department of Defense (DoD) Provisional Authorization (PA) allowing Carpathia to host DoD mission data up to Impact Level 2 (IL2) in a cloud environment.
This means that VMware's vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™, a FedRAMP compliant hybrid cloud service built on the award-winning VMware vSphere® platform, can now serve those DoD workloads.
A DoD PA serves as the foundation for the authorization process when using a Cloud Service Offering. Mission Owning Authorization Officials can leverage the PA, coupling this information with their assessment of the additional controls needed for their specific mission system/application, in determining overall mission risk as part of issuing an Authority to Operate (ATO).
DoD defines impact levels based on the sensitivity and risk associated with the data, which was used to establish the minimum protection and controls required. There are four impact levels: 2, 4, 5 and 6, with mandated protections increasing with each successive level. Impact Level 6 is for data classified as Secret.
Impact Level 2 is for Non-Controlled Unclassified Information that includes all data cleared for public release, as well as some DoD private unclassified information not designated as CUI or critical mission data, but the information requires some minimal level of access control.
"We are pleased to achieve this new level of DISA compliance for DoD systems," said Tim Burke, Carpathia's Federal Cloud Product Manager. "Carpathia will now host DoD workloads at IL2 on vCloud Government Service allowing the DoD to realize the benefits of using cloud solutions while addressing compliance in a consistent manner by leveraging a DoD approved common security and risk management baseline."
To view the FedRAMP compliant details for VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia, visit https://www.fedramp.gov/marketplace/compliant-systems/vmware-vmware-vcloud-government-service-provided-by-carpathia-vcgs/.
Carpathia is a leading provider of trusted hybrid cloud and managed hosting services, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world's most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. As part of QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) Carpathia's colocation and compliant cloud platform strengthens QTS' existing, fully integrated real estate and technology services platform, known as QTS' 3C's: custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3). QTS and Carpathia share a common vision for providing the highest levels of customer collaboration and support. Backed by a consultative services approach that is unmatched in the industry, QTS and Carpathia are highly focused on high-touch 24x7 global support ensuring optimum performance and reliability for over 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Contact Carpathia at 1.888.200.9494, or visit www.carpathia.com for more information.