Solutions for the government industry

Microsoft Azure provides a mission-critical cloud platform, Azure Government, that delivers breakthrough innovation to US government customers and their partners. US federal, state, local, and tribal governments and their partners can have secure and dedicated access to this platform, with operations controlled by screened US citizens.

Using Azure Government, you can:

  • test and deploy secure, highly-available, and performant mission-critical apps,
  • create custom web experiences,
  • gain insights from your data by using AI and analytics capabilities.

Azure Government offers a broad level of certifications to simplify critical government compliance requirements. To learn more about this government-focused cloud platform, visit Azure Government.

Microsoft is committed to provide government agencies with innovative technology solutions across health and human services, critical infrastructure, public safety & justice, and tax, finance, and revenue. Learn more at Cloud computing for government.

Architectures for government

The following articles provide detailed analysis of architectures developed and recommended for the government industry.

Architecture Summary Technology focus
Azure Automation in a hybrid environment Extend automated management and configuration from Azure to on-premises and other cloud providers. Hybrid/Multicloud
Azure Automation Update Management Design a hybrid update management solution to manage updates on both Microsoft Azure and on-premises Windows and Linux computers. Hybrid/Multicloud
Computer forensics Chain of Custody in Azure Ensure a valid Chain of Custody (CoC) in acquiring, storing, and accessing of digital evidence to support criminal investigations or civil proceedings. Management/Governance
Hybrid Security Monitoring using Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Sentinel Monitor the security configuration and telemetry of on-premises and Azure operating system workloads. Hybrid/Multicloud
Vision classifier model with Azure Custom Vision Cognitive Service Combine AI and Internet of Things (IoT) by using Azure Custom Vision to classify images taken by a simulated drone. AI/ML
Web app private connectivity to Azure SQL database Set up private connectivity from an Azure Web App to Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services. Security
Azure Virtual Desktop for the enterprise Use Azure Virtual Desktop to build virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions at enterprise scale, covering 1,000 virtual desktops and above. Hybrid/Multicloud

Solution ideas for government

The following article provides an idea that you can use as a starting point for your government solution.