SOURCE: Project Hosts, Inc.

Project Hosts, Inc.

February 04, 2014 10:00 ET

Project Server 2013 Private Cloud Solutions From Project Hosts to Be FedRAMP JAB P-ATO Approved This Summer

FedRAMP Approval Enables U.S. Government Agencies to Quickly and Cost Effectively Take Advantage of a Cloud Solution for Secure and Dedicated Project Management Environments

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - Microsoft Project Conference 2014 -- Project Hosts, the leading provider of Custom Cloud hosting for Microsoft PPM, SharePoint and CRM, announced today that its hosted SaaS solution for Project Server 2013 is expected to be FedRAMP JAB P-ATO approved in Q3, 2014. Project Hosts already uses a FedRAMP approved Windows Azure cloud infrastructure, and is in process to ensure Project Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 are also fully FedRAMP approved. Project Hosts will leverage this FISMA / NIST compliant, and "Cloud First" platform to deliver hosted Project and Portfolio Management SaaS / Cloud solutions that are specifically tuned to U.S. Government agency requirements.

Project Hosts has more than a decade of experience in Microsoft hosting and cloud services and provides the necessary SaaS competencies to deliver Project Server 2013 and third party applications on top of the Windows Azure IAAS and PAAS cloud layers. Project Hosts delivers PPM Custom Cloud hosting and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions that, unlike public clouds, provide dedicated environments with the customized security, applications and real-time reporting requirements that U.S. Government offices and agencies require.

Project Hosts utilizes Microsoft's Azure platform. Azure was granted Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB) in September of 2013. The FedRAMP program supports the U.S. government's "Cloud-First" initiative to enable U.S. federal agencies to use cloud service providers (CSPs). The FedRAMP program is designed to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). Windows Azure is a secure and reliable cloud platform that enables companies like Project Hosts to quickly build, deploy and manage applications in a SaaS offering across Microsoft's extensive network of datacenters.

"By having a Project Server 2013 solution that is fully FedRAMP P-ATO approved and recognized as FISMA / NIST standards compliant, we will be able to deliver Microsoft Project private cloud solutions to far more U.S. Government agencies and departments," said Scott Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder of Project Hosts. "A number of agencies have already approached us for hosting services, including the EPA -- taking advantage of our ten-year experience in hosted Project Server while knowing that our solutions will be FedRAMP authorized later this year."

About FedRAMP: FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The JAB is the primary governance group of the FedRAMP program, consisting of the chief information officers of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. General Services Administration.

About Windows Azure: Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

About Project Hosts: Project Hosts, Inc. is the worldwide leader in custom cloud hosting of Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), CRM and SharePoint SaaS solutions. Government Agencies, leading enterprises and medium-sized businesses rely on Project Hosts to deliver all of the benefits of a cloud-based solution with the additional business and technology advantages of a dedicated solution architecture, advanced application integration, customized security requirements and real-time business intelligence reporting. Many of our customers report their solutions and users are up and running in one-half (1/2) the time, and at one-half (1/2) the cost as compared to similarly configured on-premise environments. www.projecthosts.com -- info@projecthosts.com

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    Mike Foster
    Project Hosts, Inc.
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    831-359-9288