cloud.gov allows your development team to focus on your applications. As a Platform as a Service (PaaS), cloud.gov eliminates the need to manage infrastructure such as virtual machines and servers. This enables your development team to rapidly iterate and quickly launch your application to ensure mission success. Because cloud.gov is based on open-source technologies, it provides portability to other cloud providers or your existing on-premise solution.
cloud.gov is developed by a government team, for government work. 18F, housed within the U.S. General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, develops and operates cloud.gov.
cloud.gov’s mission is to support agency efforts to improve the way they manage information technology. cloud.gov helps government teams gain expertise in cloud technology, and it supports partnerships with vendors and contractors that prefer to build using cloud platforms.
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cloud.gov was designed with FISMA compliance in mind. cloud.gov has a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) at the Moderate impact level. The vast majority of Low and Moderate controls are managed for you.
Anyone with a U.S. federal government email address can get access to a free sandbox space and try cloud.gov immediately. No paperwork required.