Earlier this year Microsoft Corporation contracted with Layered Tech to provide “Microsoft Dynamics for Government – Hosted by Layered Tech”; a FISMA compliant cloud offering for their Dynamics solutions.
Hosted by Layered Tech in top-tier data centers, Microsoft Dynamics Government Cloud business solutions provide any federal agency the opportunity to:
- Modernize mission critical workloads in either a FISMA-compliant, single-tenant private cloud with dedicated physical resources, or a FISMA-compliant, federal-only community cloud.
- Sharply reduce the Certification & Accreditation time for new services by leveraging platform certification documentation developed by Layered Tech.
- Partner with Layered Tech’s security professionals during the NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology) audit process through to Authorization to Operate (ATO).
On November 15th, Microsoft issued their press release on this joint offering. We have been working in partnership at product launch events, conferences, and now engaging their sales teams on a road show to further educate the 90 federal partners and 200 Microsoft federal employees to advocate our joint offering. This partnership will allow Layered Tech to keep in step with the government’s intensifying need for the benefits of business solutions delivered through secure cloud computing.
The relationship between Microsoft and LT Government Solutions (formerly NEW WORLD APPS) spans four years and I’ve been fortunate to be involved from the beginning. We have over 60 ISVs and SIs that we have architected cloud solutions and assisted in the marketing and sales of those productized offerings. As the leader of the initiative, I am very proud of the joint contribution of both the Microsoft and Layered Tech executive, marketing and BD teams.
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About the Author: Teri Erickson is the Senior Director of Cloud Services, Public Sector at LT Government Solutions. Teri’s 13 years of experience in IT include the last four years at NEW WORLD APPS (a recent LT acquisition) and prior experience as a founding member and sales director at Current Analysis.
We are now 90 days into the merger of Layered Tech and NEW WORLD APPS, so we thought it would be helpful to send out an update from the front lines: How is the integration going?
In short, the integration is going great! Through a lot of hard work from both the Layered Tech and the legacy NEW WORLD APPS teams, we are proud to say both sides remain very excited about the combination, and morale is very high. NEW WORLD APPS is being run as a separate division of Layered Technologies targeting U.S. federal government customers. Our focus on security and compliance has been galvanized even further and these added capabilities have catapulted Layered Tech to a higher level.
FedRAMP Status – NEW WORLD APPS has established a strong leadership position in the FedRAMP certification process. FedRAMP is the newest U.S. federal government security compliance guideline for Cloud solutions. NEW WORLD APPS is positioned well to be among the early Cloud Service Providers being considered to go through the FedRAMP certification process.
Sales Synergy in Action – Last week, a major federal agency awarded a new contract to NEW WORLD APPS to host a complex FISMA-compliant solution. This contract resulted from an existing long-term customer of Layered Tech’s that is now penetrating the federal government market, and that needed experienced FISMA-compliant Cloud expertise. A win for the customer, a win for Layered Tech, and a big win for the government which can now deploy an excellent solution in a FISMA-compliant SaaS model instead of deploying their application on-premises!
Microsoft Partnership – NEW WORLD APPS has been partnered with Microsoft for over a decade, providing managed hosting and Cloud services for public sector customers on Microsoft’s many technology platforms. NEW WORLD APPS plays a critical role for the Microsoft Public Sector team, and is Microsoft’s ISV Cloud Incubation Center for public sector. Lots of great things are happening between Microsoft and NEW WORLD APPS, with many exciting new announcements in the works. Stay tuned!
About the Author: As President of Layered Tech’s U.S. Federal Division, John Streeten leads Layered Tech’s Ashburn, VA-based sales and engineering teams targeting U.S. federal government customers. As co-founder of NEW WORLD APPS, John has a background in both finance and marketing and has worked in the hosting and cloud industry for over 15 years.