Nutanix Xi Government Cloud—Including Xi Beam and Xi Frame—Achieves FedRAMP Authorization

August 14, 2020

Greg O'Connell
U.S. Federal Sales Leader, Nutanix

Nutanix now delivers a FedRAMP authorized solution that offers multi-cloud Desktop as a Service and Hybrid Cloud Cost Governance. Nutanix has always been a leader in enterprise cloud computing; now Nutanix Xi Government Cloud has achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorized designation at the Moderate security impact level.

Xi Government Cloud includes Xi Frame, a multi-cloud Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform, and Xi Beam, a Hybrid Cloud Cost Governance tool. The Xi Government Cloud is uniquely positioned to help agencies efficiently and securely offer telework capabilities to more employees, over an extended period of time.

Xi Frame is a DaaS platform that supports high-performance remote desktops running in AWS GovCloud, Azure Government, and Google Cloud FedRAMP regions, as well as on-premises desktops using Nutanix AHV. Xi Frame will enable federal agencies to trust that their sensitive data is secure at all times and to more confidently expand their work-from-home policies to include more personnel.

Xi Frame is the simple approach to application and desktop delivery. Government users gain easy access to remote virtual desktops or the ability to stream multiple applications on any device. Any app. Any browser. Any infrastructure.

Xi Frame integrates with dozens of apps and services, even accessing existing files and identity services. No client software is needed. No plugins. No Java. No Flash.

  • Enterprise-ready: Xi Frame is the only FedRAMP authorized solution, and the only multi-cloud Windows workspace service running at a global scale, reaching users in more than 200 countries.
  • Proven at scale: Provision up to 10,000 users per account in under an hour. Scale around the world on infrastructure from Amazon, Microsoft, Google and more.
  • Built for security: Users spin up secure cloud workspaces in any AWS or Microsoft Azure region. After each Frame session, the VM is destroyed. With no data to protect at rest, Frame provides maximum security and zero server footprint.

Xi Beam, a multi-cloud cost optimization and governance service, supports consolidated resource management, spend visibility and cost optimization for agencies of all sizes on both public and private clouds. It allows agencies to more closely manage cloud cost as they look to cloud solutions to provide flexibility during this time.

Xi Beam can significantly decrease public cloud spend by optimizing cloud resource usage and implementing governance policies to control public and private cloud spend. Xi Beam offers:

  • Multi-cloud analytics
  • No cost to start and immediate savings
  • Optimized resource consumption
  • Improved resource sizing
  • Fast elimination of “zombie” instances
  • Intelligent RI purchases based on historical usage
  • Automated private cloud metering and automated chargeback reports
  • Out-of-the-box visibility into the accurate cost of running a private cloud
  • Granular metering of resource costs
  • Quick identification of cloud leaks

The Nutanix Xi Government Cloud is purpose-built for U.S. Federal government customers and is operated by Nutanix in compliance with United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

By accelerating the adoption of secure cloud solutions through reuse of assessments and authorizations, FedRAMP is a critical advantage for customers, as it provides a uniform approach to risk-based security management. This saves federal agencies significant cost, time and resources. Xi Government Cloud’s authorization delivers proven multi-cloud DaaS and cost governance solutions and allows federal agencies to support and expand telework capabilities for personnel across a variety of external networks.

“Achieving the FedRAMP authorization for our Xi Government Cloud offerings, Xi Frame and Xi Beam, allows us to deliver new solutions to federal agencies that need to quickly and securely expand telework capabilities, while also managing the costs and governance of their cloud resources,” said Greg O’Connell, U.S. Federal Sales Leader at Nutanix. “With federal agencies adjusting to remote work environments, they will be able to access the same seamless hybrid cloud environments and security provided by internal networks from remote locations.”

Xi Government Cloud has successfully completed a full security assessment and authorization at a moderate security impact level of 325 controls. The FedRAMP Moderate control baseline equates to a DoD Impact Level 2.

More information about the Nutanix Xi Government Cloud FedRAMP authorization can be found on the FedRAMP Marketplace.

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