IBM has received aÂ Defense Information Systems Agency authorization to host impact-level 5 data workloads for the Defense DepartmentÂ throughÂ the firm’s cloud service.
The conditional authority-to-operate certification allows IBM to provide its Cloud suite for the management of controlled unclassified information at DoD, the company said Thursday.
The service is offered from the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in West Virginia, a data center that the U.S. NavyÂ has leased to the technologyÂ firm.
“Defense agencies have the opportunity to embrace commercial cloud best practices and technology with the security of a government-owned facility,” said Sam Gordy, general manager ofÂ IBM’s federal business.
Gordy added the company also seeks to help the departmentÂ deployÂ workloads in hybrid cloud infrastructureÂ that can integrate with their systems on premise.
IBM’s cloud portfolio is designed to comply withÂ Federal Information Security Management Act and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program requirements.