Cloud/Virtualization/Green


Agencies could save twice as much on cloud, survey says

Federal agencies have saved an average of $5.5 billion yearly by implementing cloud computing, a modest number next to the $12 billion in potential savings estimated by new research

Salesforce.com launches government cloud, app exchange

The Government Cloud will include a multitenant, FISMA-compliant cloud infrastructure that will let federal, state and local agencies share apps.

Atlantis looks to unclog VDI storage bottlenecks

Atlantis ILIO storage optimization technology offloads virtual desktop I/O traffic before it affects storage.

Why do feds rank cloud, agile development down on their priority list?

It's not that cloud isn't important, but federal IT professionals see other issues as more urgent, a recent Serena Software survey suggests.

Virtual worlds emerge within agencies

For NOAA and other federal agencies, the focus of virtual world activity has moved beyond Second Life and diversified onto other platforms and gaming engines.

State, local agencies can streamline buying with 'procurement as a service'

BidSync has unveiled a complete management system for state and local government agencies that allows them to control every aspect of their procurement and purchasing activities via a software-as-a service portal.

DataMotion cloud secures e-mail, multiple messaging services

The DataMotion Platform provides a secure, cloud-based data delivery service that reduces the need for multiple security systems for different applications.

Social media, crime fighter

Police can use social networks to spot trends, counter threats and communicate with the public. But it also has potential pitfalls, law enforcement officers say.

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Hackers own today's free-love PC architecture, and it's time to move on

With the coming post-PC architecture, sensor, device and cloud components will form a new multi-machine OS with built-in solutions for security and ID management.

FedRAMP still has some hurdles to clear, GSA's McClure says

Throughout government, security officers will have different interpretations of what security controls are acceptable, says GSA's Dave McClure.

Amazon service could improve website search

Amazon Web Services has launched a service that will let organizations integrate sophisticated search functionality into their applications and websites.

HP expands its cloud for government

HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute for U.S. Public Sector is designed to help agencies implement "cloud-first" strategies while providing economic, security and reliability benefits, HP officials said.

Feds, states reaping benefits of going green, report says

Feds, states and businesses are reporting a 1 percent or more reduction in energy costs by implementing energy efficient solutions in data centers, according to CDW-G's 2012 Energy Efficiency IT Report.

Online tool helps DC residents go green, save green

GreenUp DC is an interactive tool that lets users see existing green energy, stormwater reduction and energy conservation projects, and immediately calculate the potential benefits to their property.

Army shopping for total storage virtualization

The Army wants a storage virtualization system to support its data center consolidation plans, according to its notice on FedBizOpps.gov.