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Posts by: Tom Keane

Azure Government Top Secret now generally available for US national security missions

16 August 2021

Today we’re announcing the general availability of Azure Government Top Secret, a significant milestone in our commitment to bringing unmatched commercial innovation to our government customers across all data classifications. This announcement, together with new services and functionality in Azure Government Secret, provides further evidence of Microsoft’s relentless commitment to the mission of national security, enabling customers and partners to realize the vision of a multi-cloud strategy and achieve greater agility, interoperability, cost savings, and speed to innovation.

Corporate Vice President, Azure Global, Microsoft Azure

Ground processing with space data 5x faster with Azure

19 May 2021

Over the past year, Microsoft has teamed with Ball Aerospace to develop the prototype for the Commercially Augmented Space Inter Networked Operations (CASINO) Program Office demonstrating agile cloud processing capabilities in support of the United States Space Force. For increasingly distributed mission environments, Microsoft Azure delivers the processing power and analysis necessary for these large datasets.

Corporate Vice President, Azure Global, Microsoft Azure

Connecting Azure to the International Space Station with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

11 February 2021

Today we are announcing our partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to connect Azure directly to space using HPE’s upcoming launch of its Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2), which will deliver edge computing and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in space for the first time on the International Space Station (ISS).

Corporate Vice President, Azure Global, Microsoft Azure

Azure Government Secret accredited at DoD IL6, ICD 503 with IaaS and PaaS

26 March 2020

Azure Government Secret recently achieved Provisional Authorization (PA) at Department of Defense Impact Level 6 (IL6) and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 with facilities at ICD 705. We’re also announcing a third region to enable even higher availability for national security missions to stay ahead of their unique threats.

Corporate Vice President, Azure Global, Microsoft Azure