Technology Tuesdays

Technology Tuesday: GovLoop, in collaboration with Government Matters, will showcase an innovative Hybrid Cloud solution brought to you by Swish and NetApp every Tuesday.  Follow GovLoop (@GovLoop) and Government Matters (@GovMattersTVto engage in Technology Tuesday alerts.


New Resource:  Six Considerations For Building an Effective HyperconvergedInfrastructure (HCI) Strategy ForFederal Agencies

For federal agencies, mission success today is increasingly reliant on the ability to skillfully employ digital infrastructures to deliver responsive constituent services and ensure the right information gets to the right people at the right time, wherever they may be.  The challenge many agencies have, however, is that those infrastructures are more fragmented and complex than ever.  Modernizing these complicated environments to run demanding, mixed workloads across the enterprise requires that solutions deliver high efficiency, automation, reliable performance, and simplicity. For  on-premises infrastructure, many agencies have turned to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions. Download this white paper to learn more.




GovLoop Academy (GLA) Course: How to Deploy Hyperconverged Infrastructures 

Hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) isn’t exactly the easiest of topics to master for government agencies. In fact, knowing what HCI is and how to integrate it with a current cloud strategy can be quite complex.

In an effort to simplify HCI, we created a 10-minute, interactive course that you can take on your own time, for free.

Enroll in this course to get a better understanding of HCI, HCI requirements for success in government, and best practices for operational success.


GovLoop Academy (GLA) Course: How to Move to Hybrid Cloud

Enroll in this 10-minute, self-paced online course for a better understanding of hybrid cloud computing. In three lessons, we’ll define hybrid cloud, differentiate the model from other computing models, and discuss the benefits that hybrid cloud can bring to government. Then, we will define the strategies, including data fabrics and policies, you’ll need to effectively plan a transition to hybrid cloud.

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define hybrid cloud computing
  • Identify the necessary components of a hybrid cloud transition plan




An Introduction to Combatting Insider Threats

In three lessons, this course examines the problem of insider threats in government. It explains how to align your insider threat analysis with your Federal Enterprise Architecture and explores a better, multilayered defense for agencies. In our last lesson, we offer examples of a multilayered approach in action. Take the course here.






Industry Perspective: How to Move Seamlessly to a Hybrid Cloud


The federal government maintains one of the largest computing infrastructures in the world, with each agency responsible for building out its IT backbone as needed, which resulted in a large dependence on physical data centers.

In fact, in 2016, 75% of budgeted IT spend went towards operations and maintenance of traditional data centers. This means there was little money left to modernize and develop infrastructures to accommodate tech advancements.

Download this new report to learn how a hybrid cloud solution – a combination of public cloud offerings, private cloud and on-premise technologies – can better match federal agency needs and how to execute the move to hybrid smoothly.

Tech Insights: Moving Seamlessly to a Hybrid Cloud 


Swish is a 10 year old veteran-owned solutions provider, with a focus on high-quality outcomes for our clients. Our experienced and certified engineers search out the most innovative technologies, and then develop full lifecycle solution offerings to ensure our clients realize maximum operational value. Swish ensures your digital service capabilities, performance and security exceed your mission requirements. Working together, we build long term relationships focused on value, sharing our insights and ideas to help our clients succeed. More information is available at