California Expands Portfolio of Cloud Service Providers

Cloud computing has become more widely adopted by government as state and local entities look for ways to reduce costs, improve scalability and increase delivery speed. To meet California’s growing need for cloud services, the California Department of Technology and the Department of General Services (DGS) have expanded the number of vendors in the state’s service portfolio that include the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP is a U.S. government program that validates third-party cloud providers through a standardized approach to security assessments, authorization, and continuous monitoring of cloud products and services. The additional cloud service providers the state has added have all been authorized at the FedRAMP Moderate level or higher.

California’s move to the cloud is evident. Between 2019 and 2020, the state saw a pronounced increase in cloud subscription services that included Software as a Service, up 24%; Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service up 32%; and total subscriptions for cloud services up 319%. CDT’s cloud offerings empower customers to be more agile and response by leveraging the industry’s most flexible, proven and secure cloud infrastructure.

The FedRAMP Moderate Cloud Services are available to all state agencies and departments, as well as to California cities and counties looking to leverage the State of California’s robust buying power. This single state contract provides cloud services to government customers at discounted prices with additional volume discounts available for select providers.

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