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News:AIS Commits to Microsoft Cloud Government


Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – AIS joined Microsoft for its One Government Cloud Summit today in Washington, D.C. where Federal, State & Local Governments gathered as Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of Microsoft Azure Government and the January availability of Dynamics CRM Online Government (Dynamics CRMOL G). Both products are critical elements of Microsoft’s complete cloud offerings for government.  Attendees also heard Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella share his vision for the industry and discuss how government organizations can thrive in the mobile first, cloud first world.

The Microsoft Azure Government Cloud delivers cloud speed, scale, and economics while addressing the security and compliance needs of U.S. federal agencies including the Department of Defense, plus state and local governments and their solutions providers. Azure Government offers physical and network isolation from non-U.S. government deployments and requires specialized personnel screening. Azure Government will address government regulatory and compliance requirements such as FedRAMP, FISMA, ITAR, CJIS, HIPAA and DoD Impact Levels 1-5.

“We are seeing tremendous update and enthusiasm from our partner community around the promise and potential for Microsoft Cloud for Government,” said Vince Menzione, General Manager of Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector Partner business.  “Already more than 125 partners have committed to building on the Microsoft Cloud for Government, from public safety-focused partners who need specific CJIS support for managing drastic increases in storage to large system integrators developing hybrid solutions to more seamlessly help government agencies move to the cloud.“

“AIS is thrilled to see the commitment Microsoft is making to our public sector clients.  The full depth and breadth of public Azure will be available with the security and compliance our client’s require”, said Lance Luttschwager, AIS Federal Practice Manager.  “AIS has been committed to the Azure platform from the beginning when the product was first announced in 2010.  Since that time AIS has achieved a great deal of experience through engagements with more than 30 clients, building and deploying more systems in Azure than most.  This experience positions AIS well for Azure Government. We have a number of Cloud Service Offerings to help our clients take their first steps into the cloud as well as a number of repeatable solutions.” 

“From our perspective, Microsoft Azure offers the most complete, comprehensive solution for cloud services today”, said Vishwas Lele, AIS Chief Technology Officer. “Microsoft was already the leader in SAAS with their market leading O365 platform with CRM Online and SharePoint Online.  Microsoft has very quickly reached a high degree of feature parity with even the most advanced IAAS solutions.  Their hybrid on-prem to IAAS integration truly sets them apart from all other vendors.  While IAAS offers a great degree of efficiency and cost avoidance, there isn’t much transformative about hosting virtual workload in a public cloud versus hosting on your own platforms.  It’s the 300 plus Azure PAAS services that Microsoft offers that allows firms like AIS to envision and deliver truly transformative solutions”.

With Microsoft Azure Government and especially Azure PAAS AIS, AIS can now build things that were not possible before.  PAAS is our transformational toolbox.  AIS will be demonstrating some recent examples at the One Government EXPO today in the AIS Booth:

  • The AIS “TIPS” application combines crowd sourcing video, images and text from the public over smart phones, with Azure Government for scale and geo-redundant locations, with a big data/Hadoop hive and HDInsight for analytics. Initially developed as a POC for the FBI following the Boston Bombing, the AIS TIPS system can be applied to support any public sector law enforcement agency to automate the collection of tips for a single event or in general.  All input is embedded with location and time stamps to enable the digital orchestration of investigation over time and location.  More information is available here:
  • The AIS “Mobile H&HS Surveyor/Investigator” solution automates the scheduling, management and operations of federally mandated surveys and investigations of health care facilities performed by all state governments.  Health and Human Service (H&HS) licensed facilities which provides treatment under Medicare and Medicaid must be surveyed and renewed annually and meet strict reporting and investigation service level agreements.  All necessary CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) Forms are automated on tablets with touch/stylus/voice interface for ease of use with a subset of functions supported on phones.  The mobile workforce is scheduled and managed by a central Microsoft Azure-based system.  More information can be found here:

For more information about Microsoft Azure Government and AIS Capabilities and services offerings please visit the following:

AIS Azure Government Cloud landing page

About AIS

AIS is a privately held, technical services company headquartered in Reston, Virginia with offices in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and India.  AIS employs more than 400 people and realizes more than $50 million in annual revenue. AIS was founded in 1982 and has enjoyed steady growth.  Today the AIS client base is roughly half government and half commercial clients.  AIS seeks to leverage the latest innovations to enabled transformative change for their client’s products and services.  For more information visit Corporate Website: Twitter:,  Facebook:,  or YouTube:

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