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.
Cloud computing is powerful and revolutionary, but it’s still based on the same building blocks of networking established in the 1950’s.
The best approach for government is to engage vendors early in the process when considering cloud and to reuse FedRAMP authorizations where possible.
Because so much money has been put into maintaining those old systems, it can be hard to convince your superiors that cloud-based technology is actually more cost-efficient in the long run.
If you’ve already begun investing in cloud services, or doing the due diligence to select the right cloud, it may be time for a check-up to make sure your investments not only support your needs today, but will continue to scale into the future.