Autonomic Resources' FedRAMP-accredited cloud is being used for approval of an outside cloud vendor's application—a first, according to the cloud services provider.

Chris Talbot

January 2, 2014

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Autonomic Resources' ARC-P IaaS Leveraged for Accreditation

Autonomic Resources‘ FedRAMP-accredited cloud is being used for approval of an outside cloud vendor’s application—a first, according to the cloud services provider.

The firm’s FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) P-ATO for its ARC-P infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering essentially has been leveraged by an outside cloud vendor to achieve its own FedRAMP P-ATO status. Concurrent Technologies used the IaaS to take its own software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering through the entire FedRAMP accreditation process.

Autonomic Resources is putting a big check in its success column and claiming first within the FedRAMP realm. According to the company, “An accredited cloud has never before been utilized for approval of an outside cloud vendor’s application. Applications built on top of Autonomic’s existing FedRAMP accredited ARC-P IaaS offering inherit controls essential for authorization.”

The end result is it saves cloud vendors seeking authorization time and resources by getting them through the challenging FedRAMP accreditation process quicker so they can more rapidly begin serving federal customers with their various cloud services.

Autonomic seems to have been making a lot of progress in the lucrative federal government cloud space. In the last year, the small cloud services firm attained FedRAMP JAB P-ATO and Department of Defense P-ATO accreditation for its ARC-P IaaS offering.

“Due to the fact that ARC-P was risk-assessed by the JAB and carries its JAB P-ATO, our partner, CTC, was able to achieve the highest level of ATO available in the FedRAMP program. This service is known as FedRAMP Re-Platforming. CTC is one of many SaaS vendors working with us in this manner. It’s all about speed to market and controlling accreditation costs,” said John Keese, president and CEO of Autonomic Resources, in a prepared statement.

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