As U.S. government agencies and the enterprises that serve them adopt cloud technologies, security and compliance requirements around data locality and personnel access are key considerations. To meet these requirements, many cloud providers have built separate environments, with standalone data centers, to run government workloads. But these “government clouds” don’t come with the technology and benefits that a modern commercial cloud provides, and often require users to operate two distinct application and operation supply chains, adding cost, complexity, and risk.

At Google Cloud, we believe that compliance shouldn’t require compromising functionality or service availability. Today, we’re introducing Assured Workloads for Government, currently in private beta, to help you serve your government workloads without the compromises of traditional “government clouds.” This service simplifies the compliance configuration process and provides seamless platform compatibility between government and commercial cloud environments.

With Assured Workloads for Government, Google Cloud customers can quickly and easily create controlled environments where U.S. data location and personnel access controls are automatically enforced in any of our U.S. cloud regions. Assured Workloads for Government helps government customers, suppliers, and contractors meet the high security and compliance standards set forth by the Department of Defense (i.e., IL4), the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), while still having access to all the latest features in our portfolio.

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Assured Workloads for Government: Compliance without compromise
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