Microsoft Azure Government

The most trusted cloud for US government agencies and their partners

Depend on world-class security and compliance in a flexible environment designed to help you further your mission. Azure Government is a government-only cloud you can trust, exclusively for US federal, state, local and tribal government agencies and their partners.

Why choose Azure Government?

All government cloud offerings are not the same. Azure Government provides:

Government exclusivity

Only US federal, state, local and tribal governments and their partners have access to this dedicated instance that is operated by screened US citizens.

Level 5 DoD-approved

Choose from six government-only data centre regions, including two dedicated regions for the US Department of Defense with Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization (PA).

Hybrid flexibility

Unlike other clouds, you can choose to maintain some data and functionality on-premises and control the timing and implementation of your digital transformation.

Broadest compliance

Azure Government offers the most certifications of any cloud provider to simplify critical government compliance requirements.

Strengthen your cybersecurity framework

With the release of the US Presidential Executive Order on strengthening cybersecurity, agencies have new requirements to meet by 9 August 2017. Learn how Azure Government can help your organisation by mitigating known risks in an automated, centralised way, while using the shared resources of the cloud to more easily and cost-effectively meet compliance needs.

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Modernise and transform with a cloud you can trust

Harness the power of government cloud computing so that you can focus on advancing your mission. Designed only for US federal, state, local and tribal agencies and their partners, Azure Government offers:

  • A strict validation programme to determine eligibility before organisations can move their workloads
  • Complete data, application and hardware residency in the continental United States
  • Geo-replication between data centres that are 500 miles apart, supporting business continuity
  • Specially constructed data centres with 24/7 monitoring
  • Physical separation within the continental US, operated by screened US citizens

Depend on comprehensive compliance

Compliance is complex and continues to change. We’ve engineered our data centres and services to meet or exceed the critical requirements needed for government workloads, and we are committed to maintaining and growing compliance as regulations evolve.

Learn more about comprehensive compliance at Microsoft Trust Center


Build and deploy your way

Take advantage of the flexibility to choose how you deploy Azure Government for maximum port ability and value from your existing investments. Use a wide range of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices that you want. Build cloud apps for Java, Node.js, Python, Ruby, PHP or .NET. Plus, choose how and where solutions are deployed – on-premises, in the cloud or both through hybrid scenarios.

Read the Azure Government developer guide

Innovate solutions to serve public goals

Enable rapid innovation and digital transformation by building your own solution on the Azure Government platform, or choose from a vast network of approved partners who offer solutions built specifically for US government organisations.

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Use data to drive decision-making

Digital transformation isn’t possible without data. Government entities can now have the secure and compliant data access they need, along with the computing power to drive insightful analysis and decision-making. HDInsight brings big data power to Azure Government and the ability to build powerful data analysis solutions.

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