The Defense Information Systems Agency receives notifications for about 800 million alarms a day while providing support for 146 mission partners, and Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel, vice director, said the agency is trying to grant all 146 partners access to the commercial cloud. […]
Agencies are moving users to the cloud, but how can they streamline the process? How can it be simplified to create an enhanced user experience?
“What activities, what data, and what threat are they bringing into the cloud?” These three questions are identified as primary concepts agencies should use to assess and prevent cloud application use as necessary, then implement policies based on the answers.[…]
University of Maryland University College has reduced its physical IT infrastructure by almost 97 percent in the past three years–fully embracing cloud in order to accomplish this goal. The university has decreased its hardware from 1,500 pieces to fewer than 100 currently.[…]
Federal agencies can now move their Red Hat subscriptions between physical or on-premises systems to both Microsoft Azure and Azure Government cloud platforms.[…]
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative has been suspended as of March 2016, and the Office of Management and Budget is pushing forward a memorandum called the Data Center Optimization Initiative in its place.[…]