The Department of Defense has given its stringent DOD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) security rating to a cloud service provider, Terremark, for two infrastructure-as-a-service locations. The rating hasn’t been given so far to Amazon Web Services or other IaaS providers.
Terremark, prior to its acquisition by Verizon earlier this year, was an independent IaaS provider with data centers built to meet federal agency requirements. DIACAP imposes a tough review on the physical and digital security measures in place in a facility seeking to run DOD systems.
The Terremark sites receiving the designation were its Culpepper, Va., data center 60 miles outside Washington, D.C., and its 750,000 square foot Miami data center known as its Network Access Point of the Americas. Both sites are locations where Terremark built data centers with the intent of offering extra secure services oriented toward federal agencies, in the form of itsEnterprise Cloud: Federal Edition.
via InformationWeek Government, continued here.