Nearly a dozen teams of technology vendors have been approved to provide IT infrastructure as a service to government agencies through Apps.gov, the General Services Administration's cloud computing portal. The new blanket service agreement makes it possible for federal, state and local government agencies to order on-demand virtual servers, cloud storage and web hosting as needed from GSA-approved service providers. Cloud vendors must satisfy FISMA's "moderate impact" data security level to par
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Savvis, based in St. Louis, Mo., operates data centers, networks and financial exchanges throughout the world, from which it offers IT services to the financial services, healthcare, retail, telecom and other industries, and to government agencies. The company's Symphony suite of cloud services includes private clouds, multi-tenant shared clouds and "virtual private data centers." Savvis Federal Systems' customers include the Air Force, Agriculture, Homeland Security, Treasury and Veterans Affairs.