QTS Federal Cloud Achieves Full FedRAMP Compliance

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QTS Realty Trust, one of the largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud hosting services in the U.S., has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) compliance for their QTS Federal Cloud solution.

QTS achieved FedRAMP Ready designation earlier this year and becomes the first Cloud Services Provider (CSP) to achieve FedRAMP compliance through the CSP Supplied Path.

colocation-usa-qtsEstablished in 2011, FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud hosting products and services. The CSP Supplied Path is a third and equal method to demonstrating FedRAMP compliance, the other two options being a Joint Authorization Board Provisional (JAB) or Agency Authorization.

“This milestone demonstrates QTS‘ commitment to providing a highly secure, highly compliant, fully integrated 3C platform – all within a premium customer experience,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO of QTS. “FedRAMP compliance further reinforces our leadership position in cloud hosting services and our dedication to meeting the high-performance, complex and evolving needs of the Federal government, its agencies and strategic partners.”

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The QTS Federal Cloud is an Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS) solution that meets the security and performance needs of government agencies’ mission-critical applications. Housed in QTS’ highly secure, compliant, mega-data centers in Richmond and Atlanta, the QTS Federal Cloud is built on best-of-breed technologies that federal agencies are already familiar with, including VMware, EMC and Cisco.

“We are delighted to see QTS’ commitment to meeting the rigorous FedRAMP security standards,” said Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director. “By going through the CSP Supplied Path option, QTS has demonstrated FedRAMP compliance Federal agencies can now review QTS‘ complete security package in the FedRAMP repository and grant a security authorization, much as they would review and re-use a package provided through the JAB or Agency ATO process.”