Cloud/Virtualization/Green


Storm cripples Amazon cloud, but do sites have to go down, too?

You can arrange to have other data centers back up your services when one goes down, but it'll cost you.

EPA could put 80 percent of its computing in the cloud by 2015

CGI Federal to help build an agencywide hybrid cloud.

Got old hard drives? Turn them into cloud servers.

The $99 Cloud Hybrid from Akitio lets you repurpose any SATA hard drive for service over the Internet.

Solving virtualization's storage problem

Storage hypervisors help solve bottleneck problems assoicated with workload demands.

Los Alamos offers a model for how to charge for cloud services

LANL officials built a cloud platform that focuses on the needs of the national labs that use it and delivers a bill that doesn't surprise them.

Lockheed's Gooden: Federal IT efforts doing well despite tight budgets

A focus on streamlining systems and delivering constituent services can help agency initiatives succeed in rocky times, a company executive says.

Army sees big savings in application modernization

The Army's future IT savings will come from eliminating duplicate apps and moving the rest to another environment, says Col. Chris Miller.

Secure social collaboration platform connects HUD employees

The Housing and Urban Development Department deploys Socialtext's software-as-a-service platform to provide employees with a secure arena for internal social collaboration and communication.

Google Apps for Gov saves how much in energy costs?

By switching to Google Apps, GSA reduced server energy consumption by nearly 90 percent, a report states.

Tim Solms

5 ways the public cloud can go wrong for DOD agencies

As defense agencies embrace cloud computing, many are finding that cloud solutions deemed good enough for consumers can't handle their unique requirements.

NSA delves into next level of data analysis

An agency pilot program pursues data provenance, which seeks to trace the origins, accuracy and life cycle of the data NSA collects.

NASA's shift to Web services model saving $1M a year

Using Amazon Web Services for cloud-based enterprise infrastructure has improved service to the agency and the public, CIO Linda Cureton says.

Avaya rolls out new family of government networking services

A new family of network communications and data networking services will allow agencies to quickly upgrade and manage new applications and capabilities.

FAA moving 80,000 employees to Office 365

CSC will handle the transition, which aims to give the workforces secure access to enterprise apps from virtually any device.

Energy agency builds its own social network

DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration is utilizing cloud-based social networking tools to allow the NNSA’s workforce to collaborate and perform their tasks from any device, at any time.