Cloud/Virtualization/Green


'Private cloud' just a phase? IBM would like you to think so

The zEnterprise EC-12 adds power, capacity and other features that could appeal to government.

In-Q-Tel backs private cloud OS for intelligence community

CIA tech investor In-Q-Tel signs deal with Adaptive Computing to develop a private cloud operating system to meet demands of intelligence agencies.

DMTF spec simplifies cloud management

The Distributed Management Task Force's specification will simplify cloud infrastructure management and ensure that workloads can be easily moved among different cloud environments.

VA for Vets' automated, mobile system helps veterans find jobs

A cloud-based case management system with mobile components helps veterans get back into the workforce.

Survey: People fake understanding the cloud (even on first dates)

Agencies are going to the cloud and practically everybody is using it. But understanding it is another matter.

The 3 secrets to unlocking big data

What is different about big data is the ability of emerging cloud environments to process unlimited amounts of data.

NARA gets OMB directive: oversee revamping of fed records management

Records management framework will be based on cloud architecture, secure storage and analytical tools, according to an Office of Management and Budget directive.

How to use the cloud as a developer sandbox

Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research cloud, health IT developers can test apps before taking them live.

Calif. county taking 15,000 employees to Microsoft Office 365

County officials are stepping up efforts to transform operations and improve the quality of services to residents while at the same time lower IT management costs.

How CDC's research cloud went virtual

After consolidating its servers CDC's research lab laid the foundation for managing a virtual infrastructure.

18 California courts to share procurement services

The Superior Court of California, County of Riverside is sponsoring the Shared Procurement Services Pilot Project, providing the services of a trial court procurement specialist to the other courts via BidSync, a procurement-as-a-service provider.

Flash memory arrays built for large data stores, fast transfers

The Nimbus Gemini can handle 1 petabyte of weekly data writes without a loss of performance, along with 12 gigabits/sec transfer speeds and over 1 million input/output operations/sec.

USDA expects to manage 100,000 mobile devices

The department's planned Next Generation Mobility solution will manage mobile devices, applications and security.

Dell unveils desktop virtualization tool for feds

Enterprise-class solution helps agencies manage “geographic sprawl” through greater mobility and ability to power almost any device virtually anywhere.

10 agency IT projects take 2012 GCN Awards

The winning project teams found creative solutions to challenges in information sharing, end user services, military communications and other areas.