Shawn P. McCarthy

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.

Shaw AFB gets help in bringing lost data back from the grave

After a crashed RAID storage unit threatened to disrupt life at Shaw Air Force Base, DriveSavers was able to resurrect data from the failed system.

DLA moves EMall to DISA servers

Application provider Partnet helped with transition to .mil address.

Sun announces Nehalem-based servers

Several new products also introduced under the company's Open Network Systems initiative.

Energy Star zeros in on green servers

The Environmental Protection Agency and industry partners are moving closer to an Energy Star specification for enterprise servers that will help government agencies identify systems that deliver performance while reducing energy consumption.

Air flow control can yield more efficient data centers

DOE's Berkeley National Laboratory is engaged in several projects to demonstrate how cooling and technology can more effectively manage air flow in data centers, thus improving energy efficiency.

Zeroing in on greener enterprise servers

EPA and industry partners move toward an Energy Star specification for enterprise servers that will help agencies identify systems that deliver performance while reducing energy consumption.

Topic Resources

  • Everything Storage: Learn How to Store All Your Data Underneath a Single, Extremely Scalable, Software-Defined Architecture

    Join us as we discuss scalable, software-defined storage architecture and integration, along with hardware and software technologies that empower Everything Storage. You will also be introduced to the leading massive-scale, open-platform solution for object storage. Be sure to tune-in to learn and ask questions about how open-platform solutions can bring you enterprise-class reliability, performance and simplicity without vendor lock-in and the associated price tag.

  • Data Center Micro-Segmentation

    The software-defined data center is beginning to reveal some benefits beyond agility, speed, and efficiency to government agencies. One critical area is security. Read this brief to find out how VMware is making micro-segmentation operationally feasible in the data center for the first time.

  • Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.