Innovation and security are two words you usually don’t hear in the same sentence — especially in government. But GovLoop heard from several agencies that are reaping the benefits of innovative technologies like cloud, while making security a priority.
To help agencies meet their evolving security needs, FedRAMP is working to launch new requirements for securing low-risk, SaaS apps in a standard way.
In a recent industry perspective, GovLoop explored how converged infrastructures can help agencies combine computing, storage, and networking to simplify and secure IT systems. See how increased virtualization and the cloud improve agency processes and compliance.
Check out how the State of Texas effectively deployed a hybrid cloud solution.
Organizational support for cloud migrations is critical. In order to successfully migrate, agencies must not only have a technical infrastructure that can accommodate the new technology. They also require an organizational willingness and supporting skillsets to accommodate different management and cost structures.
Because the government needs to focus on actually using and analyzing the data that they have, the issue becomes making sure they store it in an efficient, cost-effective manner. One option? Flash storage.
Before moving to the cloud, agencies must establish why they are adopting it. Are they hoping to cut costs, reduce their IT infrastructure investments or free up staff to work on priority projects ? They should also consider these key questions to determine which model is best to use: public, private or hybrid.
Agencies are adjusting to managing multiple generations while also planning for two key issues: the pending retirements of seasoned workers and grappling with work-life balance issues for employees who are empowered to work anytime, anywhere on any device.
If your agency is trying cloud for the first time, it’s important to carefully go through the considerations and plan your migration and deployment process. Learn how your agency can better determine its cloud readiness.
Many agencies are challenged to support their critical infrastructure goals with a scalable, high-performance IT infrastructure. Learn how government can meet that challenge through open source solutions that support intelligent cloud deployments.