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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Microsoft on Tuesday announced new advancements to its government cloud offerings, which will expand its ability to store Department of Defense data and increase the number of regions in which their data centers are available. […]

Upcoming Events

It’s been over five years since then-Federal CIO Vivek Kundra announced the cloud-first policy – and while it’s a common exercise to take a look back and at what has transpired over those years, we think it’s time to shift the view and get a clear picture of exactly where we stand now and where we are going. […]


Cloud adopters are stepping on the gas – from police stations and state colleges to our nation’s capital. But how do these agencies and institutions determine the best route? And, which applications do they take along for the ride? MeriTalk asked Federal, state and local, and higher education cloud adopters about their cloud strategies. […]


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? […]

Past Events

Cloud adopters across  Federal, state, and local agencies plan to nearly double their cloud use in the next five years – from 35 percent up to 60 percent – according to MeriTalk’s “Destination Cloud” report.  While cost savings and increased flexibility are fueling cloud adopters’ journey, 95 percent of IT managers are slamming on the […]

Dell EMC World

As agencies embrace IT modernization, they need future ready tools to support mission strategies. Cloud-based solutions drive innovation, while endpoint strategies increase productivity. What’s next for Federal IT? How will modernization efforts shape the future of government services and achieve new efficiency? The Dell World 16 Federal track will explore these key questions, and more. […]


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 […]


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