Cloud/Virtualization/Green


ColorQube proves you can't judge green by power use alone

The Xerox ColorQube 8900X printer has great graphical capabilities, is an environmentally friendly office companion, and can anticipate your print times.

Big data system ready to handle fed intell, surveillance sensor data

The system integrates DataDirect Networks’ Web Object Scaler cloud storage appliance with YottaStor’s mobile computing and big data storage system called YottaDrive.

Smooth data-center move sets template for disaster recovery

Alaska’s Enterprise Technology Services team used a unified computing system to quickly move existing services to a new data center, and validated its disaster recovery approach and failover capabilities in the process.

First step to the cloud – virtualization – can be a doozy

For most agencies, server virtualization is a first step toward cloud computing. If you do it right, a move to the cloud is that much easier. However, if you make a mess of it, your journey to the cloud could be tougher.

Reporting potholes in Minneapolis? There's an app for that

Minneapolis upgrades its citizen services with a new mobile reporting system that put the city network in the cloud.

Interior issues RFP for cloud-based hosting services

The Interior Department is looking for cloud–based hosting services to help modernize the way its applications and data are stored and managed.

Virginia IT rebuild gives 'step on the gas' support for state workforce

A six-year project to consolidate its IT systems has produced a common desktop and applications that will help Virginia respond faster to productivity goals, state CIO says.

EPA contracts support aggressive move to cloud computing

The Environmental Protection signs contracts that will help meet its goal of having 80 percent of its computing in the cloud by 2015.

Sensors, cloud, drive geospatial agency push for data-center space

Data-storage requirements caused by the growth of remote sensors and the move to cloud forced the National Geospatial Intelligence agency to expand its data center footprint.

City planners probe downtown Philadelphia with 3D GIS

City planners turned to optical remote sensing technology for a pilot project to test a total 3D GIS solution.

Apple rejoins EPEAT, but says standards must catch up to innovation

The company and the green IT certification program agree to work together on evolving environmental standards.

Data center project could make DHS what it was meant to be

The department's multiyear consolidation lays the foundation of its future as a data-driven department.

Apple quits green IT program, putting government sales at risk

The company pulled its products from EPEAT, which is required for federal and other government buys. But the iPad and iPhone are exempt, for now at least.

Illinois court beefs up service with thin clients

The Circuit Court of Cook County is improving operational efficiency and allowing staff and citizens easy online access to services and court files via thin client technology.

DHS moves forward on cloud-based IT services

DHS is overcoming hurdles in culture and component stovepipes, says CIO Richard Spires