Lifeline Data Centers is pleased to announce it has been awarded FedRAMP-Ready status by the United States government. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The FedRAMP application process is an arduous and painstakingly-detailed authorization that few cloud service providers and data centers are capable of obtaining. So very few organizations attain FedRAMP authorization because the bar for security, operating control structure and reporting is set so incredibly high. Lifeline Data Centers has become the first privately-held FedRAMP-ready IaaS site with an EMP shield.

In Forbes’ 2017 State Of Cloud Adoption And Security report, writer Louis Columbus proclaimed, “In 15 months, 80 percent of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud apps and solutions. [While] 49% of businesses are delaying cloud deployment due to a cybersecurity skills gap.” Lifeline Data Centers and RedRack™, the company’s new hosting space for top-secret information, can now fill this gap within organizations and the government.

FedRAMP-Ready status allows Lifeline Data Centers to begin conversations with government agencies and private corporations to host sensitive data, all the way up to Top Secret information. Currently, only six other organizations nationwide have attained the FedRAMP-Ready designation for an IaaS/PaaS to this level of security. Additionally, Lifeline Data Centers is the only cloud and data center provider to carry a FedRAMP authorization in the Midwest and only data center in the country that includes an EMP-shielded data center. Lifeline Data Centers is also the only FedRAMP-ready facility that controls all of the stack, meaning they own the data center.

“We began this federal authorization effort nearly three years ago,” said Rich Banta, managing member for Lifeline Data Centers. “By aligning all business processes and overhauling all technology infrastructure, we have been able to pass rigorous intrusion penetration testing and the exhaustive audit process required by the FedRAMP Project Management Office.”

Lifeline Data Centers is now offering corporate clients the same level of security and uptime, and high-end benefits not found with any other data center or cloud service in the country on its RedRack platform.

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About Lifeline Data Centers
Since 2001, Lifeline Data Centers has been an innovator in wholesale colocation, continually finding ways to reduce downtime risks while driving down costs. Lifeline Data Centers is a wholesale colocation facility, or simply put, a high-tech landlord. We provide data center and office real estate to companies who require uptime, connectivity and room for growth. We specialize in wholesale colocation, telecom access and regulatory compliance solutions.

About RedRack
RedRack is a top-secret hosting space powered by Lifeline Data Centers. RedRack keeps your vital information private and secure without compromise. We handle the complicated and stringent compliance requirements of the U.S. Government so you don’t have to. Helping you to reduce the complexity of compliance and auditing. Our motto is Simply Compliant, Simply Invoiced, Simply Secure.