Federal agencies are working hard to support mass telework. This means protecting sensitive data from growing cyber threats, and delivering the best possible user experience, including for users with graphics-intensive or compute-complex workloads. Learn how agencies are keeping even their most demanding users productive, efficient – and safe – with GPU virtualization.
Federal agencies are beginning to transition from the General Services Administration (GSA) Networx contracts to the new GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, a 15-year, $50 billion contract that will serve as the government’s primary vehicle for procuring telecommunications-related services.
Cloud holds enormous potential to transform government IT, migrations can be easier said than done, causing several concerns. Often, even after selecting a service provider, migration becomes a daunting challenge due to complexities of change management – resulting in low cloud adoption.
The journey toward software-defined storage is different for each IT organization. When choosing a s torage solution, it’s important to consider flexibility, availability, and agility. And of course—don’t forget cost.
IT departments are struggling under exponential data growth, which is driving unexpected capacity demands and exceeding budgets. Traditional storage appliances are too cumbersome, rigid, and expensive to handle this massive data growth. As a result, companies are moving from traditional, appliance-based storage to software-defined storage.
With every passing day, Flash storage solutions improve in capacity and features – and drop in price. If your organization hasn’t considered Flash before, or if you’ve only dipped your toe in the Flash waters, now is the time to investigate all the advantages Flash offers in speed, capacity and cost savings.
The journey to cloud for Federal CIO is complex, not clear, but one thing is certain… it is disruptive. In fact, many are now calling this journey to an automated infrastructure like cloud “the digital disruption.” Digital disruption is a top-of-mind issue for the Federal CIO. Agency senior executives are looking over their shoulders and […]
Office of Management and Budget’s push to shrink Uncle Sam’s data center footprint makes perfect sense for the bean counters. But, if it makes it difficult for people to do their jobs, it will fizzle. As Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) embarked on its virtualization adventure in 2006, the Infrastructure on Demand (IoD) team focused on the oldest rule in sales – the customer is always right.
The U.S. Army knows the importance of reconnoitering the battlefield and clearly identifying what victory looks like before going to war. And, the Army’s data center consolidation regiment – Army Data Center Consolidation Plan (ADCCP) – knows a thing or two about “big-iron” combat. ADCCP set an ambitious goal in 2011 – to wipe out 185 Army data centers by 2015.
Janice Haith, Director, Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DDCIO) – Navy Division in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance, rolled out a vision for shipshape IT operations for the Navy and Marine Corps at the February Data Center Exchange meeting.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management. He has introduced a number of measures focused on improving the Federal government’s effectiveness and efficiency, including the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (S.3853) (signed into law December 2010) and the Information Technology Investment Management Act of 2011.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer’s award-winning data center consolidation project drives millions of dollars in savings, boosts efficiency, and raises the level of data protection. The project also aims to consolidate systems and operations housed in 43 primary legacy data centers and numerous smaller sites into two enterprise data centers. The cost savings, while crucial in an era of belt tightening, is not the only benefit of DHS’ ongoing data center consolidation.