At the 2013 Microsoft Dynamics Annual Conference in New Orleans this March, Layered Tech was awarded the prestigious “2013 Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year”. I was thrilled to be presented the award on behalf of the Layered Tech team by Microsoft General Manager for Public Sector, Amir Caprilles and Microsoft Federal Practice Director, Jody McCann.
During the presentation, Microsoft acknowledged our longstanding relationship and Layered Tech’s commitment to building secure, private, FISMA-Compliant cloud infrastructure for Microsoft federal partners. Layered Tech was selected by Microsoft from more than 90 federal partners based on redefining the opportunity for Microsoft to sell into the federal market by giving all Microsoft federal partners a FISMA-Compliant infrastructure to custom build their solutions for their federal agency customers.
Here’s some background on the partnership:
In 2012 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).
We have been working in partnership with Microsoft since the fourth quarter of 2012 to further educate the 90 federal partners and 200 Microsoft federal employees to advocate our joint offering at product launch events, conferences, and are now engaging their sales teams on a road show. 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, while providing Microsoft greater opportunity to leverage the versatile FISMA-compliant application platform. It’s a win-win situation.
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 Layered Tech Company) and prior experience as a founding member and sales director at Current Analysis.