Systems integrators face a daunting task when they are challenged to design an IT solution that combines the many necessary components a federal customer needs. In addition to the innumerable vital elements, federal customers promise to have complex federal compliance and security requirements. This includes the need to support the Authority to Operate (ATO) process for their systems. This is a sizable endeavor to undergo alone, and it may justifiably lead to agencies searching for an outside partner that can help deliver.
QTS understands the challenges associated with federal customers’ needs. With over 10 years of experience delivering compliant IT solutions, we possess the knowledge and experience it takes to work successfully with government compliance. QTS operates some of the world’s most secure, compliant facilities and we have an equally impressive team of certified security professionals (CISSP, Security+, network+). Add the achievement of more than 50 ATOs across civilian, defense and intelligence agencies and it’s apparent that QTS is the outside partner that will enable you to fulfill your customers’ needs.
Still wondering how QTS can help you win? Here are five reasons you should choose QTS as your trusted cloud partner:
1. Cloud Solutions for Every Deployment Model
No two federal agencies look the same, and it is evident that cookie-cutter cloud solutions simply won’t cut it. They could be seeking dedicated, virtualized, or shared storage, backup or comprehensive BCDR solutions. It is essential that you be able to offer your customers specialized cloud solutions that are tailored to their specific needs and system requirements. QTS offers a variety of solutions that will meet desired performance levels while maintaining federal, industry and internal compliance and security requirements.
2. Simplified Access to Today’s Leading Technology
Providing custom tailored solutions means offering choices, and federal agencies expect as much. When supplying different options to your customers, you need simplified access to leading technology vendors. QTS already has established relationships with a variety of vendors, including VMware and EMC. Our vendor partnerships create a one-stop-shop for you to choose from top-grade servers, compliant storage and third-party cloud resources.
3. FedRAMP-Compliant Solutions
For agencies, a key deterrent from cloud solutions is concern about compliance and security. Your agency customers demand the right IT environment to meet their needs, and they require that environment to fulfill the necessary compliance regulations. By working with QTS, you are partnering with an experienced provider who has helped many agencies achieve and sustain ATOs meeting HIPAA, FISMA, DIACAP, ITAR and ISO standards.
4. Experience and Proven Performance
Your federal customers will appreciate having a seasoned, reliable provider. QTS is time-tested, and has proven its expertise across a range of diverse applications and security requirements. Our cloud solutions are currently delivering to some of the largest federal systems integrators to support their government clients. Some of these solutions include test and development environments, production environments, transaction-driven environments, real-time collaboration, software delivery, DR/COOP and other mission-driven applications.
5. 100% ATO Success
Since inception, QTS has delivered 100% ATO success. This includes more than 50 ATOs across civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies. Other examples of QTS’ ATO success include work for: DoD, Navy, Army, FEMA, IRS, FDIC, VA, DoC, GSA, DHS, and EPA.
If you want to know more about how QTS can help you serve your federal customers, download our white paper, “Top 10 Ways QTS Can Help You Win,” for five more examples of what QTS can offer our partners.