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SoftLayer cloud for the US Government:
Infrastructure that drives innovation

Now enhanced for FedRAMP and FISMA compliance, our SoftLayer cloud offers US Federal agencies a robust cloud foundation for a wide range of agency missions. Choose bare metal, virtualized or hybrid cloud infrastructures in Federally certified data centers, without sacrificing performance or ease of use. Implement Federal mandates, meet growing demands, improve services and accelerate transformation and innovation—quickly and cost effectively—with SoftLayer cloud infrastructure.

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Unparalleled performance

Consistent compute power and a high-performance global network.

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Flexibility and breadth

A range of options support a dynamic hybrid cloud strategy.

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Complete control

One powerful portal and API
provide self-service and control.

A Cloud for the US Federal Government

SoftLayer supporting the US Federal government is available to US Federal Agencies, government agencies and partners who require a FedRAMP compliant environment.

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Security you can trust

The SoftLayer cloud supporting the US Federal Government is designed to meet federal and regulatory compliances, helping to ensure end-to-end security and privacy for federal business. It includes the following security features:

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HIPAA
SOC2
PCI DSS Level 1
​CSA
Safe Harbor
FISMA and FedRAMP(SM) - Application submitted
​FIPS-140-2

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“We want a private cloud—on demand.”

No two private cloud deployments are the same. SoftLayer enables you to design your virtual private cloud with just the infrastructure you require—and pay for just what you use. Automated provisioning and configuration enable deployment with a click. 

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Power your applications with robust dedicated servers for fast response times.

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Scale virtual cloud servers on-demand to meet site load requirements during traffic spikes.

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Protect servers from malicious activity with high-grade firewalls provisioned on demand.

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Increase application or site availability and performance by distributing traffic across local or global resources.

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Content on 24 nodes throughout the cloud to keep it closer to end users and minimize data travel.

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“I want to tap into bare metal servers to improve our agency’s big data analytics.”

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Agencies are amassing big data sets that can be processed to gain critical insights. Confined by fixed resources, many wait. With SoftLayer, you can spin up massive on-demand clusters of dedicated resources in minutes to acquire the information you need.

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Deploy a full, production-ready Hadoop environment in your choice of data center(s) in just a few hours

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Open source document-oriented database service

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A flexible, fault-tolerant, distributed, ops-friendly big data environment

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Dedicated bare metal servers with a range of software and upgrade options

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“I need economical infrastructure that can power our compute-intensive apps.”

Compute-intensive applications require plenty of high-speed, high-performance resources. With SoftLayer, you can get what you need on demand and pay only for what you use, optimizing your applications and your budget.

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Increase application or site availability and performance by distributing traffic across local or global resources.

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Power your applications with robust dedicated servers for fast response times.

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Protect servers from malicious activity with high-grade firewalls provisioned on demand.

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“We want to be open for business 24/7.”

Citizens and vendors expect to do business with agencies where and when they want. SoftLayer cloud services can help you respond to traffic spikes, increase uptime, secure data and scale as needed without the expense of owning and running infrastructure.

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Power your applications with robust dedicated servers for fast response times.

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Increase application or site availability and performance by distributing traffic across local or global resources.

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Content on 24 nodes throughout the cloud to keep it closer to end users and minimize data travel.

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Cloud servers deliver a higher degree of customization, transparency, and predictability than you’ll find elsewhere.

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“We want to develop and deliver new mobile applications for our staff and constituents.”

Whether you’re designing applications to run on smartphones, tablets or other devices, you’ll want cloud infrastructure that is both robust and agile, along with a range of integrated supporting services. 

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Dedicated bare metal servers with a range of software and upgrade options

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A range of high-performance storage technologies including off-the-shelf and customizable components

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Content on 24 nodes throughout the cloud to keep it closer to end users and minimize data travel.

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Protect servers from malicious activity with high-grade firewalls provisioned on demand.

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