With new security authorizations, public sector customers can migrate to AWS and adopt agile cloud technologies with reduced operational risk
SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 9, 2023 — NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced that Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate authorization in the AWS US East (N. Virginia and Ohio) and AWS US West (N. California and Oregon) Regions, and FedRAMP High authorization in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. With this announcement, agencies at all levels of government can confidently move data workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, which meets the rigorous FedRAMP standards for security and risk assessments.
Additionally, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is now authorized for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing (CC) Security Requirements Guide (SRG) Impact Levels Two, Four, and Five (DoD SRG IL2, IL4, and IL5) in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, and DoD SRG IL2 in the AWS US Regions.
“Government and defense organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud to help address the compliance and security needs required to support their sensitive and regulated workloads,” said Liz Martin, Director of the Department of Defense Business at AWS. “Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP’s FedRAMP and DoD security validations offer organizations in the public sector a secure way to migrate their data to AWS, opening up opportunities to consume other AWS services and applications to drive efficiencies at scale.”
FedRAMP is a US government-wide program that delivers a standard approach to the security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This government program promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal, state and local governments by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment for cloud technologies.
The new FedRAMP authorization for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP covers both Moderate and High impact levels, meaning that it can be used for the most critical data privacy and security demands, including DoD and healthcare verticals. Other related compliances, such as NIST SP 800-53, are also cleared with this announcement.
This FedRAMP and DoD CC SRG authorization builds on other recent security validation for NetApp ONTAP in the public sector, after ONTAP was named the first enterprise storage and data management platform to achieve Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) validation for a data-at-rest (DAR) capability package.
“The new authorizations for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP offer new opportunities to leverage existing efficiencies,” said Michelle Rudnicki, Vice President, US Public Sector at NetApp. “Because NetApp solutions run on AWS, government agencies can migrate workloads using the same NetApp tools and processes they are already using in on-premises environments. Right away, they can begin seamlessly moving basic workloads — disaster recovery and file services, for example — to the cloud with minimal effort, enhanced security and cost savings.”
“From an on premises like-to-like deployment with NetApp, we’ve saved about $800,000 just on storage costs alone [using FSx for ONTAP], that’s without even the fancy tiering…Let alone tuning the application [EHR or medical imaging repository] to actually run better, faster, and cheaper,” said Farhoud Salimi, Executive Director, Service Deliver, eHealth New South Wales.
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