Microsoft Expands Azure Govt Cloud Availability in 2 Data Center Regions

Microsoft has made its Azure Government cloud platform available in two additional data center regions in Arizona and Texas for U.S. government customers and their partners.

Tom Keane wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that Microsoft aims to provide Azure Government capacity near customers on the East Coast, West Coast and central U.S. through the expansion effort.

Microsoft now has six U.S. data center regions that support government workloads and sensitive data, Keane added.

The company placed the regions more than 500 miles apart to offer geo-redundancy and data replication for continued service.

Microsoft’s data centers and services are also designed to help government customers meet compliance requirements, Keane noted.

You may also be interested in...

SBIRS GEO-5 Satellite Lockheed Martin

Lockheed-Made SBIRS GEO-5 Satellite Set for Launch Next Year

Lockheed Martin has announced the launch readiness of an upcoming military space satellite designed to provide missile warning via infrared technology. The company said Wednesday its fifth Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite or SBIRS GEO-5 is set for flight in 2021, following the satellite's completion in October this year.

Parsons

Parsons Announces New Products for Cloud Native Streaming

Parsons has unveiled a new series of cloud products designed to help government and commercial customers process large amounts of data while ensuring lesser infrastructure costs. The company said Wednesday it will offer cloud native stream platforms to deliver the scalability needed to maximize cloud resources.

Bitglass

Bitglass Gets FedRAMP OK for Secure Cloud Access Offering

Bitglass has earned a certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for a platform developed to protect any interaction between devices, applications, on-premises resources, infrastructure and web destinations.