Microsoft has released a new version of its Azure cloud computing platform that is intended for public sector organizations in the U.S.
The Azure Government offering is meant to help agencies manage cloud-based applications as well as storage, networking and data systems through Microsoft’s data center network, Microsoft said Tuesday.
The company also integrated security features into the product as the firm aims to obtain FedRAMP Authority to Operate certification for the technology.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, said the government-focused cloud portfolio was created to address clients’ operational efficiency, agility and productivity issues.
Microsoft also plans to roll out a customer relationship management system in the public sector market in January.
The Dynamics CRM Online for Government platform is designed to comply with FedRAMP standards and to integrate with Azure and Office 365 programs.