FNN Expert Edition: Get Ready for Multi-Cloud
- USDA, Commerce and State see value in multi-cloud adoption
- GAO clears key contract as DHS’ multi-cloud strategy takes hold
- DIU chooses Google Cloud as a creative take on DISA’s cloud security model
- NGA CIO eyes big shifts for cloud, cybersecurity and machine learning
- Army’s next phase of cloud includes OCONUS, desktop as a service
While the COVID-19 pandemic drove cloud
use forward swiftly over the past two
years, how federal leaders talk about cloud
use now and the shift to a fully multi-cloud
strategy has evolved too during that time.
Achieving outcomes and mission objectives takes the spotlight
as the chief driver in a government environment that will leverage
multiple domains, cloud and on-premises, and be paired with a
zero trust security rubric.
“Our business units really moved out first because of the exigent
need to have business outcomes, and so they got in the cloud
first,” explains Brian Merrick, director of cloud programs at the
State Department. “I think the infrastructure community was a
little slower to adopt.”
At the Defense Department, there’s an emphasis on bringing
cloud to the tactical edge, which means outside the continental
United States. But even then, the focus is on the capabilities that
can provide soldiers. DoD wants to be able to analyze and share
data at “speed against a thinking adversary, so that we not only
gain but maintain decisive decision dominance and we’re able to
see, understand, decide and act way faster than our adversaries,”
points out Lt. Gen. John Morrison, deputy chief of staff G6.
Google’s Alexis Bonnell makes the point succinctly: “Coming to
the cloud now is table stakes. What is interesting is what you do
once you are cloud-ready.”
In this ebook, Merrick, Morrison, Bonnell and other federal and
industry experts offer insights about what has worked, what
has not and how government is evolving from a get-to-the-cloud
perspective to a right-cloud-use model. We hope these insights
and tips help you as your organization wrestles with similar
challenges in the months ahead.
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Federal News Network
Download the full report to learn how your agency can adopt multi-cloud to improve mission performance, address cybersecurity and increase visibility. Featuring insights from cloud leaders at Databricks, Splunk, Google, Veritas and Red Hat.