Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has launched Government Cloud Plus, a multitenant cloud infrastructure specifically isolated for U.S. federal, state, and local government customers, contractors and federally funded research and development centers, the company announced Thursday.
“Government Cloud Plus will empower governments to respond and get ahead of demand by providing modern, compliant and secure experiences for their customers while scaling their mission impact, accelerating digital transformation, and rapidly responding to the ever-evolving regulatory environment we operate in,” said Dave Rey, president of Salesforce’s global public sector business.
Government Cloud Plus has achieved a FedRAMP Provisional Authority to Operate at the High Security Impact Level, giving customers a compliant and secure environment to deploy Salesforce’s 360 CRM platform and industry services.
Salesforce’s platform is built on Amazon Web Service GovCloud to support security and compliance controls that allow customers to use Salesforce for the most sensitive, unclassified data. Salesforce will also support continuous monitoring services provided by the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board to detect changes to the security posture of the system in order to make better risk-based decisions.
“AWS and Salesforce are committed to offering best-in-class solutions that help government agencies deliver value for the communities they serve,” said Teresa Carlson, vice president of AWS’ worldwide public sector unit and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.
“COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of IT modernization across the public sector, and Salesforce Government Cloud Plus helps deliver additional security and compliance controls in support of critical public sector missions.”