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August 2nd, 2016
The cloud adoption and transition movement has been taking place for a number of years, yet many agencies are still struggling to procure all the necessary pieces required to effectively use the cloud.
- Cloud, Cloud Computing, FedRAMP, FITARA, NASA SEWP, SEWP V, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement
July 26th, 2016
Security risks have long been the scapegoat for why government agencies aren’t moving quickly to the cloud. Powered by Amazon Web Services, the Intelligence Community Cloud (C2S Cloud) provides a way for all 17 intelligence agencies to move off “heritage” systems and data centers to take advantage of the cost and computing efficiencies of cloud solutions.
- Amazon Web Services, AWS, AWS Marketplace, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Intelligence Community, Multicloud, piXlogic
July 25th, 2016
For the first several years of introduction (and encouragement) of cloud into the federal government, the biggest roadblock was the perception that giving up itemized control of systems meant weakened security and greater vulnerability. FedRAMP offers a way for agencies and their leaders to feel assured that cloud solutions can stand up to higher standards.
- Acquia, Adobe, Akamai, Box, Carpathia, Cloud Computing, FedRAMP, Google for Work, GovDelivery, HPE, Nintex Drawloop, Salesforce, ServiceNow, The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Virtustream, VMware
July 14th, 2016
When it comes to security, countless people still believe that cloud computing is inherently unsecure; many think that the only way to keep data safe is by using an on-premise server with strong perimeter security. However, data stored in the cloud can be safer than on-premise data; storage just has to be done correctly.
May 25th, 2016
Virtualization and cloud have both really taken off, with both seeing wide-ranging adoption across enterprises and other organizations, including the public sector. That said, the introduction of the hypervisor into the data center has brought with it considerable change and the need to adapt basic security and operational approaches to this new reality.
May 18th, 2016
Cloud Computing will continue to change rapidly over the coming years as more agencies adopt, realize cost savings, and meet agile development goals. To find success, agencies should automate and iterate processes in the cloud, especially with requests and provisioning.
April 1st, 2016
Cloud Migration has become an accepted, and even necessary, part of government IT strategy. Policies like FedRAMP, and now the recently released FedRAMP High protocol, are helping agencies standardize on security and compliance, and estimates suggest that cloud could save the U.S. government nearly $20 billion.
March 28th, 2016
Agility does not mean a lack of forethought. It is the combination speed and smarts. Before embarking in any transformational journey it is important to ask yourself a few questions. While these questions may seem tough at first, they are often the simplest and most important things to consider.
March 15th, 2016
FedRAMP, the program designed to make it easier for agencies to comply with federal mandates to move to the cloud through the standardization of assessment of cloud technologies, is working on taking the next step – high security. The FedRAMP High baseline is already being piloted in the DoD and DHS, two agencies which demand more stringent data and cloud security than other federal agencies.