NIST-800-53-SC-6

Resource Availability

System and Communications Protection Policy for cloud.gov

Parameters:
a

volatile and non-volatile storage, bandwidth, availability of applications

b

by priority and quota

c

See system description for list of safeguards

cloud.gov protects the availability of resources by allocating volatile and non-volatile storage, bandwidth, and availability by using automated AWS features such as Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling technology at the infrastructure layer and Cloud Foundry's application lifecycle manager components, Cloud Controller and Droplet Execution Agent (DEA), at the application layers.

18F safeguards are in place if resources are reaching their limits with multiple sets of resource monitoring tools: Cloud Foundry's built-in health monitoring system, New Relic, CloudWatch, and ELK, which combined provide real-time alerts and visibility into critical systems and applications.

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