Launchdarkly | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform, received moderate impact authorization from the FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) for its LaunchDarkly Federal solution, with endorsement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
For years, LaunchDarkly has worked directly with US government agencies to drive innovation and increase resiliency in their software deployments. Many government organizations now use the platform to manage feature releases and deployments across their agencies and infrastructures. Customers can use the LaunchDarkly Federal solution to perform targeted rollouts efficiently, significantly improve release experiences, and confidently deploy new technology to millions of users.
LaunchDarkly Federal supports connected and disconnected operations and is the market's first feature management platform to receive FedRAMP authorization. It is now better positioned to provide the public sector with an enterprise-class feature management solution that enables government agencies and their private sector partners to safely modernize and migrate applications while maintaining exceptional control.
This authorization comes at a crucial time when government agencies strive to operate in the safest environments possible in the face of rising cyber security concerns. The platform is uniquely positioned to assist these agencies as they advance their DevSecOps initiatives to incorporate Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).
LaunchDarkly's commitment to enhancing the privacy and security of its platform is furthered by its FedRAMP authorization at a moderate impact level. The company has also confirmed that its platform supports HIPAA compliance, offering healthcare providers that adhere to strict privacy regulations with the confidence and capabilities they need to innovate continuously with less risk.
Founded in 2014 and based in Oakland (California), LaunchDarkly is a scalable feature management program. Feature management enables development teams to innovate rapidly by fundamentally altering how software is delivered to customers. DevOps teams can accelerate their journey to the cloud, standardize safe releases at scale, and collaborate more effectively with business teams with the ability to gradually release new software features on any platform to any segment of users. Currently, the platform deploys 20 trillion feature flag peaks daily, and this number continues to rise. LaunchDarkly is on the Forbes Cloud 100 list, Enterprise Tech 30 list, and InfoWorld's 2021 Technology of the Year list.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Carahsoft | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Carahsoft Technology Corp. (Carahsoft), a government-related IT solutions provider, announced its support for Red Hat company in AWS Marketplace, providing easier access to enterprise open-source software in the public sector.
It would support Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud solution in AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog of software listings from independent software vendors who interact with the software running on AWS for the public sector. Its solutions designed for public sector customers would support application development, cloud computing, automation management technologies, professional services, certification, and training solutions of Red Hat. In addition, the listings would help AWS Marketplace customers with simplified software licensing, multiple procurement pricing options, and different deployment methods.
It would be an essential Government General Service Administration (GSA) Dealer and Distributor partner for Red Hat. It extends assistance for Red Hat’s AWS Marketplace distribution, opening the platform for United States government deployments. This collaboration on AWS Marketplace enables both to reach and fulfill customers’ needs for continuous growth quickly. Its customers, especially those from the Federal, State, Local and Education sector, would be benefited from supported public sector purchases through AWS Marketplace.
It is also an AWS Public Sector Partner, working with AWS-certifies resellers and managed service providers to offer a complete cloud-driven solution for migration, professional, and infrastructure services on AWS. In addition, its customers, who are working with AWS, can utilize existing AWS Enterprise Discount Program (EDP) funds for Red Hut’s products across any device.
“Carahsoft and our resellers continue to enable modernization in Government through the adoption of innovative enterprise open-source solutions,” said Natalie Gregory, Vice President of Red Hat Sales at Carahsoft. “We are proud to further support Red Hat in making its open-source IT capabilities more readily available to the Public Sector.”
(Source – Globe Newswire)
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Carahsoft, an IT consulting and services company, has been providing services for the public sector since 2004. It combines technology with the government procurement process, assisting organizations from the public sector. As a GSA Schedule Contract holder, it acts a government partner for vendors, networking with consulting partners, system integrators, resellers, and IT manufacturers. It supports marketing, strategic solutions delivery and proactive sales of government IT. In addition, it provides various cloud-based services for secured modernization, cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, artificial intelligence, and customer experience.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Rancher Government Solutions | February 10, 2023
Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) named Booz Allen Hamilton the inaugural recipient of its annual Innovation Partner of the Year Award for its excellent leadership in providing DevSecOps services as well as vital technical expertise to the Air Force's Platform One initiative, which aims to advance and re-imagine the Department of Defense's (DOD) approach to software delivery.
Rancher Government Solutions picked Booz Allen Hamilton for its expertise in advocating the adoption of Kubernetes and other cloud-native, open-source technologies to facilitate digital transformation and enhance mission success in the U.S. government.
The partnership between Booz Allen and RGS on USAF Platform One is an excellent illustration of how these transformative technologies promote innovation and modernization inside the Department of Defense (DOD). RGS, in conjunction with Booz Allen and USAF Platform One leadership, is supporting the innovative work of the Air Force and the Department of Defense with its technical knowledge across a variety of Platform One value streams.
Booz Allen, partnered with RGS as a key supporter of Platform One, is at the forefront of enterprise-wide software industrialization and innovation for DOD, the federal government, and private sector organizations that can leverage Platform One to accelerate delivery via continuous, reusable, flexible, and secure solutions. The U.S. Air Force has teamed with Booz Allen to commercialize Platform One's Big Bang product and Iron Bank container hardening services, accelerating the delivery of contemporary, secure mission capabilities at scale.
Platform One's primary concept is that business software services must be open, vendor-agnostic, scalable, and interoperable, with continuous delivery and extensive security. The Air Force required an innovative solution that would enable it to assume complete control of its infrastructure, adopt open architecture across the organization, and engage with industry partners in wholly unusual ways. Platform One was created to pioneer this concept and revolutionize the DOD's software distribution approach.
About Rancher Government Solutions
Rancher Government Solutions is designed to address the security and operational requirements of the U.S. government and military through application modernization, containers, and Kubernetes. Rancher is a comprehensive open-source software stack for container-using teams. It tackles the operational and security concerns of maintaining numerous Kubernetes clusters at scale and provides DevOps teams with tools for executing containerized workloads. RGS presently supports projects throughout the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and civilian agencies with U.S.-based American citizens with the highest security clearances.