Autonomic Resources Receives DoD Wide Provisional Authorization for ARC-P Platform

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CARY, N.C., Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Autonomic Resources has been issued a Provisional Authorization by The Department of Defense for their Autonomic Resources Cloud Platform (ARC-P) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. Autonomic Resources was awarded the provisional ATO in early 2013, and was the first Cloud Service Provider to meet the additional DoD security control requirements. ARC-P also remains the only provisionally authorized offering for DoD wide acceptance, as listed in the DISA Enterprise Cloud Service Broker (ECSB) catalogue. The DoD provisional authorization leverages and builds upon Autonomic Resources' Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization (JAB) issued Provisional Authorization received in December 2012.

The ARC-P IaaS offering was assessed using the DISA-developed DoD cloud security model, which was performed for an additional twenty-three controls and control enhancements from NIST SP 800-53 revision 3, above and beyond the FedRAMP Moderate baseline. A review of the standing ARC-P FedRAMP security authorization package was also performed. ARC-P is a FISMA Moderate system and is now authorized at DoD Impact Levels 1 & 2 for Unclassified Public Information and Unclassified Private Information.

The DoD approval is timely for Autonomic Resources and the ARC-P platform, considering the launch of ARCWRX, the ARC-P implementation of OpenShift by Red Hat, now open for evaluation. ARCWRX is Autonomic's new Platform as a Service offering and is an excellent match for rapid development and test environments. No IT staff intervention is required to provision or de-provision DevOp environments.

"ARC-P is yet again first in security authorizations that are meaningful to our government cloud customer. The ability to leverage our FedRAMP Provisional ATO, granted by the Joint Authorization Board, assisted DoD in rapid approval, something that would have been much more difficult with a single agency FedRAMP compliant ATO," stated John Keese, President and CEO of Autonomic Resources. "Additionally, ARC-P is ready for authorization at Impact Levels 3 & 4 once finalized by DISA, and Level 5 by early 2014."

This provisional authorization is an initial approval of the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) authorization package by the DISA Designated Accrediting Authority (DAA), which a DoD DAA can leverage to grant an Authority to Operate (ATO) for a specific DoD customer or mission owner.

Learn more about Autonomic Resources' IaaS offering by requesting a Cloud and FedRAMP briefing for your organization.

Any questions about this Provisional Authorization may be directed to Shelia Hooper, Cloud Technical and Engineering Lead at the Defense Information Systems Agency, at or her team at

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