Azure Government is a government-community cloud that you can trust, enabling US government agencies and their partners to transform their mission-critical workloads to the cloud. A physical and logical network-isolated instance of Azure, operated by screened US persons, Azure Government has been specifically designed to meet the needs of US government agencies and their partners.
Our compliance certifications meet the most complex and critical requirements for US federal, Department of Defense, state, and local government. Some of the most important certifications we have include FedRAMP certification, DISA certification, support to enable IRS 1075 compliance, and the ability to issue HIPAA Business Associate Agreements. Azure Government is a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)–capable platform, which means that we work directly with states to sign state-level CJIS information agreements and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) CJIS security addendums.
Azure Government is a flexible cloud service that supports a vast array of services, tools, and programming languages within scalable solutions. With the ability to use multiple hybrid scenarios, US government agencies and their partners can build and deploy solutions on-premises or in the cloud.
Our data alliances, such as the one we have with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), drive the promise of open data by providing access to vast data archives.
The Microsoft Cloud for Government offers a cloud solution that includes Azure Government, familiar productivity and business application tools of Office 365 Government, and constituent management and engagement services powered by CRM Online Government. The only hyperscale government cloud solution with a complete cloud platform, Microsoft Cloud for Government helps US government employees and partners get their work done more efficiently.
Build your own solution on the Azure Government platform, or choose from a robust network of approved partners that offer a wide array of solutions powered by the Microsoft Government Cloud. Solutions are built specifically to meet the needs of US government entities across national security and defense, health and human services, government administration and finance, justice, and public safety.
From Virtual Machines and Storage to Media Services, a broad range of Azure services are available in Azure Government. Our commitment to innovation goes beyond basic services, extending to government-specific solutions, such as the police video and surveillance management platform built on Azure Government. Using Azure Media Services, Storage, Service Bus, and VPN, Azure Government delivers an agile and well-protected solution for uploading, storing, and playing media from police body-worn cameras.
As a US government entity, you can purchase Azure Government from your Licensing Service Provider with no upfront financial commitment—only pay for the service once it’s been used. We also have a robust partner network that has solutions built specifically for US government that are integrated with Azure Government.
Azure Government is temporarily offering customers Premier Support at no additional cost while the full range of Azure Government technical support offerings is finalized. Premier Support includes reactive technical support, a direct phone line, a Microsoft Technical Account Manager, and the support of a team of Azure engineers. After the initial program start period, Premier Support will continue to be available for an added cost and will include a full range of additional Azure Government support options designed to meet individual customer needs.