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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Hybrid Cloud Transformation to support The Data Center Optimization Initiative: January 25, 2017 OMB sent a clear message with the release of its Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) – it wants to see clear, measurable cost savings from agency data consolidation efforts and it wants to see them soon.   But where will these agencies realize […]

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Offering agencies more flexibility, security, and autonomy, the MOVE IT – Modernizing Outdated and Vulnerable Equipment and Information Technology – act aims to reform government through faster, more efficient cloud adoption. […]

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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 […]

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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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2015 Mingle and Jingle The Cloud Computing Exchange (CCX) and Data Center Exchange (DCX) hosted a Holiday quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 16 at the City Club of Washington, D.C. with Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), U.S. House of Representatives. We discussed the policies and legislation that will shape the landscape for the upcoming year. […]

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Smart Tools – Innovative Approaches Accelerating IT Possibilities The Cloud Computing Exchange (CCX) hosted a quarterly meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 1777 F St. NW in Washington, D.C. called, “Smart Tools – Innovative Approaches Accelerating IT Possibilities” with Tony Cossa, Director of Cloud Strategy and Policy, Enterprise Data Center Operations, Office of the Chief […]

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Cloud Acquisition: How to Buy Greg Capella, DHS; and Stan Kaczmarczyk, GSA, lead a great conversation at the March 11 Cloud Computing Quarterly Meeting on the Federal acquisition process, and how to navigate it. Thanks to our sponsor, Amazon Web Services. […]

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Cloud Architecture and Security Dr. Patrick Dowd, director’s science advisor and chief technical officer, NSA lead the conversation at the November 5 Cloud Computing Exchange meeting. Dr. Dowd discussed cloud architecture and security – and the latest updates in NSA cloud practices. […]

Cloud Security and Monitoring The MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange meeting featured speaker Frank Konieczny, U.S. Air Force, who discussed best practices towards cloud security and monitoring and the latest surrounding the migration to cloud. […]

The Value of FedRAMP The seventh MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange meeting featured speaker Chris Bollerer, Department of Health & Human Services who discussed the how his agency’s Governance, Risk & Compliance Division has successfully implemented the Agency ATO FedRAMP certification process. […]

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