The cloud hosting service now has the official nod of approval from the federal government, having passed through a program that uses high standards for cybersecurity. It joins several other cloud hosts in FedRAMP.
Oracle, one of the biggest government IT vendors in the U.S., has gained official federal clearance through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for its cloud infrastructure offering.
The FedRAMP authorization means that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has passed stringent cybersecurity standards and federal agencies are now clear to use it. Since many state and local governments use FedRAMP as a proxy for good cybersecurity, it will also make the offering more attractive to jurisdictions below the federal level.
In an Oracle press release, Atlanta CIO Gary Brantley said Oracle’s cloud offerings have helped the city modernize.
“Moving to Oracle’s cloud services has not only allowed us to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve security, but it transformed the way we serve our citizens and meet their needs,” Brantley said. “Oracle’s unique understanding of the government technology landscape, its leading-edge innovations and unmatched approach to data security has made it a natural partner for us in our digital transformation journey.”
Oracle has already achieved FedRAMP authorizations for several of its products, including Oracle Service Cloud and Taleo Cloud. Several other cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google, have also attained authorizations. So too have companies that focus on state and local government such as Granicus and Axon’s body camera video storage solution Evidence.com.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure includes two government regions, which are hosted in Ashburn, Va., and Phoenix.