Cloud/Virtualization/Green


Tougher road ahead for fed data-center consolidation

Many government departments and agencies have rid themselves of the most obvious efficiency offenders: small data centers, facilities previously marked for closure and IT resources deemed surplus to mission requirements.

Tool provides out-of-the box FedRAMP compliance

Agilance's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Content Pack includes the baseline security controls required of cloud service providers.

FedRAMP closer to rollout with GSA's release of third-party assessors

The GSA May 14 released a list of accredited third-party assessment organizations -- or 3PAOs for short -- that will do initial assessments and test the controls of cloud service providers per FedRAMP requirements.

Mother Nature chases Mass. town into the cloud

After tornadoes ripped through nearby Springfield, the technology director of Dedham decided it was time to move data backup and recovery to the cloud.

New Red Hat Linux 5 version meets federal security standards

A new security certification allows federal agencies to use Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 5 with the KVM hypervisor on IBM systems for a variety of command and control and secure operations.

IRS saves millions with server virtualization, IG says

Successfully virtualizing some of its servers helped the Internal Revenue Service save $10.2 million in equipment costs over two years.

Are your apps ready for the public cloud?

Many IT organizations are moving from a non-virtualized application base to one that is service- or cloud-based. Find out where your organization falls on this trend line.

Are rogue cloud users a risk for states?

Most states lack policies on online file storage usage, but CISOs say there is risk in uncontrolled use of these services.

Tech tools emerge to customize collaboration portals

New tools under development help "unlock the next generation" of features for cloud and enterprise collaboration, say industry execs.

'Mega' SharePoint brings static information to life

Moving SharePoint to the enterprise or cloud requires new data management and security practices, but the return is significant, experts say.

Cloud's potential to get an airing at NIST-hosted conference

IT officials from Europe, Asia and North America will discuss views on the potential for cloud technology to transform public services.

Decisions on cloud 'all about the data,' USPS security officer says

Agencies should only deal with what they can tolerate as a risk, the U.S. Postal Service's Chuck McGann tells a FedScoop audience.

Madison County bridges security in a virtual world

In moving to a virtual data center, Madison County, Ind., found that security in a virtual world can be at least as good as in a physical environment.

2 virtualization worries that keep admins up at night

System downtime and slow application performance related to storage in virtualized environments are the primary concerns of IT administrators surveyed in a new report.

IBM rolls out integrated systems to automate most management, updating jobs

IBM's new line of products is designed as an integrated package from the beginning, which is intended to eliminate time and money wasted on operations and maintenance.