Cloud computing: Winners and losers

Technology companies that expect to beneift from cloud computing must creatively adapt licensing, pricing and revenue models.

Virtualization proves cost effective for some agencies

Capacity planning is a vital component data center managers need to implement in order to achieve power savings and other benefits from virtualization technology, according to IT managers representing two federal organizations.

Agencies face tough questions on how to deploy cloud computing

Security issues, data privacy, the acquisition process, standards and service level agreements were among the chief issues that feds grapple with.

Interior developing cloud infrastructure services

Cloud computing will fundamentally change the shared services model, National Business Center director predicts.

NSF commissions supercomputer to visualize ever-larger data sets

The 2,048-core system, nicknamed Longhorn, will be capable of 20.7 trillion floating-point operations per second, will help researchers keep pace with the explosive rate of data production, TACC officials said.

Cut the cords to storage networking

Agencies running stand-alone Fibre Channel-based Storage Area Networks may be able to reduce the amount of cabling snaking through their data centers, thanks to an emerging converged network protocol named Fibre Channel over Ethernet.

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Fusion center approach could be effective in other areas

The fusion center approach used in antiterrorism operations could also be applied to other civilian uses, such as bridge and road monitoring and electronic business reporting.

Denial-of-service-attack worries dominate Cisco patching

If the latest semiannual round of security advisories from Cisco are any indication, DOS attacks continue to be a serious — and largely unsolvable — problem for networks.

Security upgrades highlight DISA buying surge

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to bolster security features embedded in its far-flung networks and data centers via several acquisition projects planned for the twilight of fiscal 2009.

Future online storefront to let agencies buy computing services

A storefront for the federal government will let agencies acquire cloud computing technology as easily as consumers can sign up for Gmail accounts.

Virtualization technology could address Pentagon's network security problems

Defense Department officials want to know whether virtualization technology can make DOD’s networks more secure and easier to manage.

Microsoft exec offers tips for CIOs moving to the cloud

Microsoft's Ron Markezich talks about what federal CIOs should keep in mind as they weigh the merits of a future in the cloud, including which applications are suitable for the cloud and the importance of identity management.

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