Virginia data centers represent one of the hottest data center real estate markets, as government agencies, enterprise titans and academic researchers have flocked to the many sites in the state that offer premium connectivity, state-of-the-art design and high security measures. Many organizations utilize data centers as part of an overall cloud computing effort, as cloud solutions like infrastructure-as-as-service (IaaS) enable organizations to outsource key IT needs and business operations components. These applications and systems are stored in data center servers for easier scalability and accessibility, as well as for enhanced protection.
Virtustream, a cloud computing management software provider based in Bethesda, Md., offers its clients premium cloud services buoyed by several state-of-the-art data centers. In addition to data centers in London, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as well as agents in Asia and the Middle East, the company’s Vienna, Va., data center has been the subject of recent industry accreditation and accolades. Last year, the company’s Vienna data center was awarded a moderate level Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) authorization and earned an accreditation certificate. This recognition, which targets an optimal balance between information security and accessibility, indicates that the data center design, along with its capacity and protective standards, are up to federal agencies’ high standards.
“Achieving FISMA moderate authorization is an impressive accomplishment for our technology team and exciting for Virtustream as it sends a strong message to our federal and enterprise customers and prospects that Virtustream is committed to information security, reliability and availability of their IT infrastructure,” stated Frank Vella, Virtustream’s chief operating officer. “FISMA accreditation paired with Virtustream’s security standards and best practices will be critical in helping federal agencies build a case for leveraging a cloud solution.”
Industry Awards Position Virtustream as Cloud and Data Leader
Virtustream’s Virginia data center contributed to the organization’s increased standing as a progressive innovator in the cloud and data center arenas. Earlier this year, Virtustream was named to CRN’s Data Center 100 list, which highlights vendors in the tech sector that have shown a firm commitment to drive support and innovation in data center services.
“Being named to the CRN 100 Data Center list recognizes our commitment to industry-leading cloud software and services to help enterprises meet their complex business demands,” stated Simon Aspinall, Virtustream chief of vertical markets, strategy and marketing.
The Vienna data center is a Tier III facility that offers tenants managed hosting and network services, dynamic IT solutions and xStream, its high performance enterprise cloud service that can be adapted to private, public and hybrid cloud models. It’s currently operating as a data center for lease.
The company has been repeatedly recognized for its cloud services – Gartner included it in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service, while Enterprise Management Associates named it a 2013 Vendor to Watch.