Oracle Cloud VMware Solution has obtained Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) at the High impact level from the FedRAMP Joint Authorisation Board (JAB). The accreditation recognises the solution for adhering to stringent performance, security and compliance standards. Now, US government customers can operate VMware software-defined datacentres in Oracle Cloud to manage and run critical applications and workloads.
The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution allows government agencies to accelerate their cloud strategy by migrating VMware environments to Oracle Cloud while maintaining continuity of operations, staffing, best practices, and tools from their on-premises VMware environments.
“Public sector customers are caught between two competing objectives, a mandate to migrate to the cloud and a lack of funding to conduct application re-architecture and version upgrades,” noted Scott Twaddle, vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Product, Industries, and Partnerships. “With the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution attaining FedRAMP High JAB P-ATO, Oracle is providing those customers a zero trust, native VMware solution that meets the stringent compliance standards, while mitigating risk and cost.”
“VMware has a strong track record of partnering with government and civilian agencies, empowering them in their missions to modernise infrastructure and applications, enable government workforces, better protect government data, and drive citizen trust,” said Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. “In achieving FedRAMP High ATO, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution enables government IT customers to migrate, modernise and better protect enterprise applications leveraging the agility, economics, and scale of modern VMware-based multi-cloud services.”
VMware provides major technology that US Federal civilian and defence agencies depend on to manage their IT infrastructure. VMware has granted the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with the VMware Cloud Verified designation. Oracle maintains the VMware Cloud Verified certification to provide integration and interoperability for customers operating VMware environments in the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.
This accreditation expands Oracle’s commitment to government customers and follows recent accreditations for FedRAMP High Agency P-ATO for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and FedRAMP JAB P-ATO for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Government Cloud Services. The JAB is the primary governance and decision-making body for the Federal Risk and Authorisation Management Program (FedRAMP), the government program that sets the standard for assessing, authorising, and monitoring cloud systems’ security.
To achieve the FedRAMP High JAB P-ATO, Oracle utilised an accredited Third-Party Assessment Organisation to complete a readiness assessment of the cloud service for the authorisation process. The service offerings then underwent a thorough security and compliance review by leading technology officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and General Services Administration (GSA).