The transition to next-generation telecommunications and IT infrastructure services is a complex and daunting task for both civilian and defense agencies. Technology is changing so rapidly that agencies need a portfolio of flexible contracts and services that will support smooth migration to future technologies while adhering to the major precepts of federal digital and IT reform strategies.
Smarter Data Center Consolidation
Many federal and industry experts agree that agencies can get the most out of their data consolidation efforts by employing strategies that rationalize applications, aggressively decrease energy usage, leverage virtualization technologies, apply creative procurement approaches, and incorporate eco-friendly building features in new construction. This editorial whitepaper explains how some agencies are doing this, incorporating anecdotes and tips from experts.
How the Shared Services Strategy is Bridging the Gap Between Business Managers and IT Shops
Abstract: Business managers use words like bottom line, efficiency, and productivity. Developers speak in terms of platforms, interoperability, and capabilities. Learn how agencies turn to PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise to bridge the gap between business managers and IT shops, enabling developers to innovate faster and managers to chip away at $46 billion in redundant commodity IT services.
DoD embracing commercial clouds
The virtues of the cloud in general have been thoroughly praised: Flexibility, scalability, ease of maintenance and lower costs. Throw into the mix commercial cloud's ready-made architecture, with crucial components already in place, and it's not hard to understand what makes commercial solutions a tempting proposition to some. However, there are key security and collaboration considerations that must be addressed before commercial clouds can find widespread applications in the federal government and the military.
A new cloud approach: Hybrid IT architectures
Collocation centers can address many of the concerns that give agency managers pause about moving to the cloud. This white paper provides deep insight into an approach that combines the convenience of cloud with the security of an agency-owned data center.