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Microsoft talks up plans for government cloud services

Brian Heater

All of this assumes the government ever reopens, of course. That's inevitable, right? When it does, Microsoft's upcoming Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will offer up some heavily secured services to state, local and federal agencies in the US, hosted in "specially constructed" datacenters in Virginia and Iowa. Redmond guarantees that all of the hardware, data and support systems will be physically located in the continental United States, and that all people involved with be "US persons screened for PPT-Moderate clearance." All that government data will be isolated on servers that only host data from other American government agencies. Lockheed Martin will be involved as well, helping Microsoft meet stringent government-imposed requirements for such data storage. More information on the cloak and dagger cloud storage can be had in the source link below.

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