Cloud

How OpenStack Helped Oak Ridge National Laboratory Centralize Workloads

The below is an excerpt from GovLoop’s latest industry perspective on open source. To read the full thing, head here. Much has been made of how cloud computing cuts IT costs, helps systems operate more efficiently, and increases agility. But what about its role in scientific efforts? Can the cloud help scientists and researchers? Recent… Read more »

Overcoming Barriers to Cloud Procurement

The government is taking it steady in its relationship with cloud services. It started off with basic awareness but now govies are almost in the mindset to adopt cloud on a wide scale. There has been a significant amount of federal government spending on cloud solutions in recent years and the GSA has even released… Read more »

The Internet of Everything in Action Today

The benefits of the Internet of Everything (IoE) may sound futuristic, but they’re happening today. Here’s how several government entities have converged resources to take advantage of IoE. For more, download our new report on convergence and the Internet of Everything. The Defense Department: DOD has a huge but stove-piped sensor network. For example, sensors that… Read more »

Fire, Army and Cloud – What They Have in Common

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire! Ok, not the roof, but during GovLoop, Vion and Hitachi Data Systems’ federal cloud procurement event, the basement was literally on fire. And while the jokes were obvious – a topic so hot it burst into flames – the fiery atmosphere did cut the wonderful event… Read more »

Cloud Procurement: Looking For Solutions

Cloud is, ironically, a cloudy topic. At the February 19 in-person GovLoop training event entitled “Buying the Cloud: Procurement Made Easy” the opening keynote speaker, Mark Day, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Integrated Technology Services at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, kicked off the event by sharing with the audience the challenges facing the… Read more »

Walk the Walk of Cloud Procurement

At our event, Buying the Cloud – Procurement Made Easy, we heard from a number of experts about how current acquisitions processes, forms, and procedures impede agencies from effectively procuring cloud models. Some argued they weren’t flexible enough to fit new service models. Others said they were not specific enough to individual agency needs, thus requiring significant… Read more »

The Cloud: Information Workers’ Newest Best Friend

Imagine a world where every individual in every organization on any device can run any operating system. Seems unlikely, right? Well, that far-stretched world is here, the one we’re currently living in, and in the recent GovLoop online training, “The Real Journey to the Cloud,” expert panelists discussed the five actors of the cloud and their cross-cutting… Read more »