Building a Cloud-Ready Government Database

Regardless of how mature your agency is when it comes to cloud adoption, there are key questions that must always be considered. How do you take a thoughtful approach to cloud that takes into account security, value, necessary process changes, workforce impacts and more?

These were among the topics of discussion at a recent roundtable event, “Building a Cloud-Ready Government Database,” hosted by GovLoop, Oracle and Intel. Roundtables are discussion-based events where 20 or so government professionals have the opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions.

In the following pages, we highlight key themes and new initiatives discussed during the event, including shared responsibilities in the cloud between agencies and their service providers and how agencies can ensure that applications and databases are cloud-ready.

The event featured several government and industry attendees who helped to guide the discussion:

• Bob Thome, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle

• Sandy Krawchuck, Group Vice President, North America Public Sector, Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle

• Shyam Raju, Partner & Americas Leader, IaaS, PaaS, and Hyper-convergent Cloud Offering, DXC Technology

• Keith Trippie, Founder and CEO, The Trippie Group LLC

• Edward J. Mays, Enterprise Data Management & Engineering Directorate, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection