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3/4/2014
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FedRAMP Cloud Security Approval: Look Who Applied

Officials unveil new FedRAMP Web portal, release details on firms seeking government's cloud security seal of approval.

FedRAMP.gov visitors now land on a section of Cloud.cio.gov
FedRAMP.gov visitors now land on a section of Cloud.cio.gov

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Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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3/5/2014 | 8:31:09 AM
Re: Better add VMware to the list
On the positive side, the security approval process will add a kind of guarantee to some extent so that the enterprise need to have the "license" to enter cloud world. On the negative side, it may put extra burden and become just a kind of documentation process, which consumed resource of enterprise unnecessarily without any real value.
WKash
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3/4/2014 | 5:41:24 PM
Re: Better add VMware to the list
Certainly one should expect to see them added to the list.

First, however, they must complete a readiness process prior to the application kick-off where FedRAMP officials do an initial review of the CSP's docs to make sure they meet the mark on the level of detail required in describing their controls. Some CSPs don't know the government's FISMA requirements (which are at the heart of FedRAMP common standards) and can't adequately describe their system and controls. The readiness process does just that - gets them ready for the full-on authorization process.  
wfly222
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3/4/2014 | 2:18:51 PM
In process vs. applied.
There are the companies who actually made it into the FedRAMP process, not a comprehensive list of the companies who actually applied wich is probably in the hundreds. Just because someone feels VMware and Carpathis 'should' be listed here doesn't mean they are actually in the FedRAMP process.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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3/4/2014 | 12:38:14 PM
Better add VMware to the list
VMware should be added to this list. VMware is the primary virtualization vendor for as much as 80% of large enterprises,  by some estimates. VMware's Angelos Kottas estimates its share in federal agencies may be "higher than the commercial market." That's a potential springboard into the compatible VMware vCloud Hybrid Servcie provided by Carpathia.
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