FedRAMP and Cloud Service Providers – Critical Success Factors

Partnering to streamline the assessment process and get on the road to FedRAMP success

Bill Kleyman

October 27, 2015

1 Min Read
FedRAMP and Cloud Service Providers – Critical Success Factors
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Regulations around cloud computing and the kinds of workloads that it hosts are quickly evolving. Today, many cloud service providers (CSPs) are actively looking at ways to support more organizations, more use-cases, and a lot more workloads. In some cases, like those around federal agencies, there needed to be a new model which could host these federal workloads. With that, we saw the entrance of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization process. On one hand, organizations looking to host these new kinds of workloads can definitely see a boost in business. However, does it really make sense to go through the FedRAMP authorization process? If you choose to do so, what are the success factors?

In this whitepaper, we will take a deep dive into FedRAMP to answer this question. We also learn how a third party assessment organization (3PAO) can help streamline the authorization process and help create very real business strategies around federal workloads. It's like an experienced hand guiding you through the process including:

  • Security assessments

  • Leveraging provisional authorization

  • Creating on-going assessments and authorizations

Also, partners around the FedRAMP authorization process can help CSPs understand the specific responsibilities they have to the customer. Furthermore, 3PAO partnerships help align budgets, business leadership, communication, and even outsourcing resources. All of these factors are often overlooked when a FedRAMP assessment begins.

There is good news, however. The right 3PAO will help guide your organization through the entire FedRAMP assessment process. Download this whitepaper today to learn more about FedRAMP and the benefits of a long-term, effective partnership with a 3PAO, which helps keep workloads secure and the business around government clients growing.

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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