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Onix Expands Cloud Computing Offering to US Government

Posted by Karen Masuga, Marketing Communications on Jan 28, 2016

Breaking NewsLAKEWOOD, OHIO - Jan. 28, 2016 - Google’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) designation allows U.S. government agencies to use Google Cloud PaaS and SaaS products (Google Apps, Apps Unlimited and App Engine).

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Services with this designation are approved for use by all Federal Government agencies.

Google Services, which holds the FedRAMP designation, is comprised of Google’s multi-tenant public and hybrid Google Apps cloud instances and multi-tenant public cloud Google App Engine. These services are built on top of the Google Common Infrastructure. Google Apps is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud deployment model that allows customers the ability to communicate, store files and collaborate with Gmail, Hangouts, Talk, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Vault, Sites, Groups, Contacts and Classroom while managing their domain with the Admin Console. Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud deployment model, providing customers an environment in which to easily build, run and manage their applications on Google’s infrastructure.

“Now that Google has completed the federal government’s process to achieve FedRAMP designation, we look forward to expanding relationships with our current federal, state and local government customers as well as establishing relationships with agencies we’re not currently engaged with,” said Dal Vandervort, Vice President of Sales - Public Sector for Onix. "Google Search and Google Maps have proved to be very successful solutions for our federal customers, and we are confident that Google Apps and Google App Engine will be as well."

About Onix

Onix (Onix Networking Corp.) is a leading developer and provider of IT solutions and services to a broad range of government and corporate customers. Onix partners with IT industry leaders and offers extensive expertise in the design and implementation of end-to-end comprehensive IT solutions. Onix has been a Google partner since 2001, and was named by Google as their “North American Deployment Partner of the Year - Apps Enterprise” in 2012 and their “Global Partner of the Year - Enterprise Search” in both 2012 and 2013. The Google Search for Work team named Onix as their “Operations and Deployment Partner of the Year - Americas” in 2014. Onix also specializes in cloud computing technologies. Onix is headquartered in Lakewood, OH. 

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Karen Masuga, Marketing Communications

Karen Masuga, Marketing Communications

Karen joined Onix’s marketing team in 2011. She has 20 years of marketing and communications experience across a range of industries. She holds an Inbound Certification from HubSpot, and uses her skills to attract and convert website visitors, to close leads and to delight customers.