Microsoft Azure Government

The most trusted cloud for mission-critical government workloads

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Hybrid flexibility

Engineered for flexibility and consistency across public, private and hosted clouds

Comprehensive compliance

The most certifications of any cloud provider to simplify critical government compliance requirements

Superior protection

Hardened US data centres, including East Coast, with a 500-mile geo-redundancy, operated by screened US persons

Government only

Unique cloud instance, exclusively for government customers and their solution providers

New to Azure Government?

Azure Government is a unique cloud instance, exclusively for government agencies and their solution providers including:
  • US government entities in their governmental capacities
  • Partners using Azure Government to provide solutions
  • Commercial private entities with data subject to regulations
Microsoft has a strict validation programme to determine eligibility before organisations can move their workloads to the Azure Government cloud.

The cloud built for you

Harness the power of government cloud computing so you can focus on the core competencies of your organisation. Azure Government delivers a differentiated set of processes and controls for managing your data, while reducing complexity and cost. Drive transformation through agility, collaboration and access to analytics and insights.

  • All data, applications and hardware reside in the continental United States
  • Geo-replication between data centres on the US East Coast (DC) and in the Mid-West that are 500 miles apart supports business continuity
  • Specially constructed data centres provide 24/7 monitoring
  • Physically isolated within the continental US

Comprehensive compliance

Azure Government has an ongoing commitment to maintaining the most certifications and attestations for mission-critical government workloads. We’ve engineered our data centres to meet or exceed the complex and critical requirements for US Federal, Department of Defense, state and local government.

Azure Government solutions and services

With Azure Government, you can cost-efficiently modernise some or all of your infrastructure without the capital expense of new data centre hardware. This is the only government cloud that allows you to house mission-critical data and workloads flexibly and with consistency across public, private and hosted cloud environments for a hybrid cloud solution that works the way you choose. Plus, you can transition to the cloud in your own way, with a broad selection of solutions, services, tools and languages. Use Windows and Linux virtual machines, platform services such as Azure Active Directory and Azure SQL Database, and application platforms such as .NET, JAVA and LAMP.

Digital marketing

Data warehouse

Disaster recovery

Backup and archive

Development and testing

Complete Microsoft Government Cloud

Help everyone get their work done more efficiently with the only hyperscale government cloud solution that includes Azure Government, the familiar productivity and business application tools of Office 365 Government, and management and engagement services powered by CRM Online Government. Build your own solution, or choose one of our experienced partners who offer a wide array of solutions built specifically to meet the needs of US government entities.

"For Memphis Police Department we delivered the fast and scalable Getac Veretos Evidence Management System that supports CJIS security policies. In many cases, data moves seamlessly from the officer and the vehicle directly to the Azure Government Cloud. This streamlined, secure hosted model eliminates many of the hidden costs and processes associated with running an internal network infrastructure."

Scott Shainman, President - North America, Getac

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