To begin, Spartan is able to offer a Spartan-Hosted platform, or a Self-Hosted platform. With Spartan hosting, customers do not have to maintain any servers themselves, all server maintenance is done by Spartan through Amazon’s AWS hosting. Spartan Hosting can allow your office to obtain a new, advanced Case Management System, without the headache of the hardware to run such a system.
Spartan’s hosting center is Amazon Web Services. AWS’s data centers are state of the art, utilizing innovative architectural and engineering approaches. Amazon has many years of experience in designing, constructing, and operating large-scale data centers. This experience has been applied to the AWS platform and infrastructure. AWS data centers are housed in nondescript facilities. Physical access is strictly controlled both at the perimeter and at building ingress points by professional security staff utilizing video surveillance, intrusion detection systems, and other electronic means. Authorized staff must pass two-factor authentication a minimum of two times to access data center floors. All visitors and contractors are required to present identification and are signed in and continually escorted by authorized staff.
The AWS cloud infrastructure has been designed and managed in alignment with regulations, standards, and best-practices including:
· HIPAA · SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (formerly SAS70)
· PCI DSS Level 1 · SOC 2
· ISO 27001 · SOC 3
· FedRAMP · DIACAP and FISMA
· ITAR · FIPS 140-2
· CSA · MPAA
Hosted solutions provide the following benefits: AWS only provides data center access and information to employees and contractors who have a legitimate business need for such privileges. When an employee no longer has a business need for these privileges, his or her access is immediately revoked. All physical access to data centers by AWS employees is logged and audited routinely.
Scalability: As your office grows, the application can be scaled to fit accordingly.
Reliability: Your data will be in a center that is designed to store and protect mission-critical web servers.
Reduces cost: Purchasing, maintaining, and upgrading your own hardware can be very expensive!
Staff Focus: Your employees are more valuable to your agency when they can focus on their daily duties, instead of investing their energy in behind-the-scenes infrastructure.
Improved Security: Compliance with industry standards and best practices.
Maintenance: Built-in maintenance of the servers that your data is stored on.
Monitoring: The infrastructure is protected by network and security monitoring systems.
Backups: Your application and data are backed up and ready in case of an emergency.