Cloud Computing Exchange

A vertical community of Federal cloud leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

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In the five years since the government has encouraged agencies to transition to the cloud, spending on cloud-based technologies has increased to about 9 percent, which is a good pace, according to Tom Ruff, vice president of Public Sector America at Akamai. […]

Upcoming Events
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Please join us for an interactive breakfast session, co-located with the Cyber Security Brainstorm, on September 13th at the Newseum in Washington D.C. where David and his GSA colleagues will talk about the future for FedRAMP and TTS. […]

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High on Security:  FedRAMP’s High Baseline: September 27, 2016 The Cloud transition is rolling in low-impact, systems.  But what about high-impact, mission-critical workloads?  Here comes the FedRAMP High Baseline.  With three approved offerings, what’s the skinny on the High Baseline?  What agencies are currently utilizing the offerings?  What does it mean for IT, mission, procurement […]

Research
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There’s no question Federal agencies are reaping benefits from the cloud – improved speed and agility, reduced complexity, and cost savings. But, as Federal mandates propel cloud forward, some welcome the boost, while others have cold feet. What’s causing Feds to warm up to the cloud? And what steps are they taking to realize its benefits? […]

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FedRAMP faces a wide array of serious challenges – fault lines in its foundation. But it’s mandatory for Federal agency cloud deployments and needs to succeed if the government is to ever capitalize on the promise of cloud. What can Feds do to improve and embrace the FedRAMP process? […]

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The Federal IT community recognizes improving Fed IT means overhauling how agencies procure and distribute IT services. With growing data and shrinking budgets, Feds are turning to cloud, “as-a-Service,” and OpEx vs. CapEx dollars. How can agencies best tackle cloud procurement? […]

Past Events
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On June 15, 2016, MeriTalk held its fifth annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm at the Newseum in D.C. The event gathered more than 200 cloud thought leaders – industry and Federal alike – for a packed day of discussion and revelation. Event Abstract: The novelty of cloud is now reality across all corners of Federal IT.  […]

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Digital Services – How to Provide and Protect: May 19, 2016 As agencies shift to increasing cloud implementations, new capabilities are allowing agencies to advance existing missions and better serve citizen needs quickly and conveniently.   Scalability is central – allowing seamless response to changing workloads and user demands.  So why not for the migration of […]

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The FedRAMP process aims to assuage agencies security concerns and provide low-risk solutions for moving workloads to the cloud. As agencies demand more agile and practical solutions from FedRAMP-certified providers, many are utilizing a low-risk hybrid cloud model, using combinations of private cloud storage and public cloud compute to give them a pragmatic approach to incremental IT transformation. […]

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