Government Cloud Computing
This federal-only cloud infrastructure (Community Cloud, as defined by NIST Version 15, 10-7-09) is hosted at Verizon Terremark’s NAP of the Capital Region in Culpeper, Va. and the NAP of the Americas in Miami, Fla., Tier III data centers that are purpose-built to house federal IT infrastructure.
An easy-to-use Web-based management interface provides command-and-control over a cloud-based resource pool of compute, storage and network built on a fully clustered enterprise-class computing architecture featuring virtualization technology from VMware, and compute and network infrastructure from Cisco and NetApp.
Secure, FISMA Compliant Cloud Computing for the Federal Government
Verizon Terremark understands that assuring the integrity and availability of mission-critical information is a top priority for government agencies. Verizon Terremark federal government cloud provides highly secure architecture designed to meet today’s critical compliance and certification requirements. It has been audited against FISMA to the moderate-level and NIST 800-53 for existing federal customers. Verizon Terremark can configure network connectivity to meet agency requirements, integrate customer-owned network and security hardware and engage third parties for assessments or audits.
Verizon Terremark provides advanced security options on the cloud such as intrusion detection/intrusion prevention (IDS/IPS), log aggregation, and security event and information management. This ability to deliver advanced security services in the cloud significantly differentiates it from other public cloud infrastructure.
Federal Grade Architecture
Enterprise Cloud: Federal Edition is powered by Verizon Terremark’s proven Infinistructure utility computing platform. Infinistructure leverages technology from world-class infrastructure partners such as VMware, Cisco and HP to achieve unmatched flexibility and control. The clustered grid architecture provides complete physical redundancy to eliminate downtime due to hardware failure. In fact, the system can even move applications across physical devices live and with no service interruption. And automated resource balancing provides continuous monitoring and optimization to ensure peak performance.
Hybrid Solutions and Private Clouds
Verizon Terremark has the ability to provide hybrid solutions that combine cloud environments with traditional colocation or managed hosting services. These physical deployments can be easily interconnected to federal cloud environments, so customers still benefit from the advantages of cloud computing. Private clouds can be deployed for federal customers that want the flexibility and scalability of the cloud, but require environments with minimal shared infrastructure components.
Data Backup and Restore on the Cloud
Virtually all federal agencies require encrypted off-site data retention, and Terremark makes it easy to leverage tapeless, agentless backup & restore on the cloud. Verizon Terremark’s backup & restore provides secure, streamlined onsite-offsite data backup and restore that is highly scalable and easily customizable. Offsite backups are secured with encryption up to AES-256 standards for maximum security.