Cloud Adoption Expertise for the Public Sector

Securely Innovate Mission Critical Solutions in the Cloud

Leverage the same cloud technologies that power the Fortune 100, in a secure platform, with the additional security controls and governance that support your mission. With Rackspace public sector solutions, you benefit from automation, security and multicloud adoption expertise across Rackspace Government Cloud, a secure and FedRAMP-authorized Platform-as-a-Service on your choice of public (AWS), private cloud (VMware) or hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

All compute, storage, network, and VMs are configured, hardened, and managed per FedRAMP Moderate requirements designed to support government cloud workloads. All provisioning, hardening, encryption, administration, backups, monitoring, and alerting is managed 24x7 by our US operations teams.

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Strengthen Security

Our inheritable security controls help ensure the cloud solutions you deliver meet high security standards.

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Optimize IT Costs

Rackspace helps you plan your cloud strategy and optimize costs through increased scalability and resilience.

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Foster Innovation

Enable your resources to focus on developing cutting-edge applications and perform proof-of-concept exercises without the complexities of managing your cloud journey. Provide a foundation for future innovation.

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Transform Legacy Apps

Transition to a scalable and secure cloud platform that enables to increase agility and transform your legacy apps and workloads — on your choice of AWS or VMware® Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Our Government Cloud FedRAMP authorized Platform-as-a-Service helps you continuously meet, manage and document security requirements, so you can focus on delivering cloud-based innovation.

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Extend Capabilities

Add data protection and recovery capabilities to existing facilities to improve operational resilience. With Rackspace solutions, you can manage growth and deliver new applications and services built for the cloud.

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Streamlined Path to Fully Managed FedRAMP ATO

Are you a cloud solutions provider seeking to achieve and maintain FedRAMP Authorization to Operate (ATO) faster and at lower cost? In addition to our compliant multicloud adoption expertise and industry recognized manage cloud services, we offer Rackspace Inheritable Security Controls (RISC) Platform-as-a-Service. With RISC, you can achieve fully managed, continuous FedRAMP Authorization to Operate (ATO) in a fraction of the time it usually takes — with monthly operational cost savings of up to 70%, compared to the cost of hiring hourly consultants and implementing received advice on your own.

Take an accelerated path to FedRAMP ATO on Rackspace Government Cloud, through our three-step, streamlined enablement process. At the conclusion of the process, your solution will be immediately available for consumption to government customers as a FedRAMP-authorized managed cloud offering in the FedRAMP online marketplace.

1. Workshop

2. Gap Assessment

3. FedRAMP Environment

  • Half-day, remote instruction
  • FedRAMP process
  • Gap Assessment
  • Gap Remediation
  • FedRAMP Ready, In-Process, Authorized
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Major pitfalls and how to address them
  • Register: Workshop
  • Rackspace Inheritable Security Controls (RISC)
  • 25 critical path “above the OS” security controls
  • Corporate remediation required to achieve ATO
  • Firm Fixed Price engagement
  • FedRAMP Ready/In-Process SaaS environment, leveraging Rackspace Inheritable Security Controls
  • Xacta® powered body of evidence and system security plan
  • Fully managed security, compliance, audit expertise
Cost: $499
Free of charge for October Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cost: $10,0000 Cost: Solution Dependent
(Workshop and Gap Assessment fees credited to account with a one-year contract)
Walk Away With:
Customized FedRAMP Compliance Roadmap
Walk Away With:
FedRAMP Gap and Remediation Plan
Walk Away With:
FedRAMP Ready/In-Process SaaS Environment

We’re Your Trusted Government Solutions Partner, from Gap Assessment Through Fully Managed FedRAMP ATO

Accelerated Time to Market

RISC streamlines your path to FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO), often in as little as four months (3x faster than average)— so your cloud based solution is available to government agencies on a FedRAMP authorized cloud Platform-As-A-Service, with inheritable required security controls, faster than on your own.

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Multicloud Adoption and FedRAMP Compliance Expertise

Rackspace powers over 50 public sector solutions, leveraged by more than half of Cabinet-level agencies. And we’re a trusted partner across AWS® , VMware®, Red Hat®,Microsoft® and Google Cloud Platform™, with deep expertise in managing complex and secure cloud environments. Through Rackspace Government Cloud on your choice of AWS, VMware or hybrid, we deliver a scalable, full-lifecycle portfolio of managed tools and services across applications, data, security, compliance and infrastructure.

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Fully Managed Cloud Services

Deliver the same cloud-enabled innovations the private sector relies on, within a secure, FedRAMP-authorized Platform-as-a-Service.

  • Vulnerability scanning to assess risk exposure
  • Penetration testing
  • Security hardening and engineering support
  • Security monitoring, optimization and engineering services
  • 3PAO audit support
  • Continuous security requirements monitoring and documentation
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Recognized as a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader

We’re a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide 2020.

Rackspace Technology delivers unbiased guidance on managed cloud solutions to organizations around the globe. We go beyond simple migration assistance and cloud infrastructure management with multi-cloud managed services, professional services and managed application services to enable true digital transformation.

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As a founding member of Cloud Security Alliance, Rackspace is clearly committed to our shared mission of promoting best practices for cloud security. Extending this commitment to the government with their aggressive approach to FedRAMP is a welcome addition for this industry.

Katie Lewin

Federal Director, Cloud Security Alliance


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