Security control room at QTS Richmond data center

QTS opens secure cloud test lab for government

Facility in Richmond, Va., will speed up development and deployment of secure cloud computing services

Iron Mountain Data Centers

Storage facility 220 feet underground gives agencies another data center option

Iron Mountain offers a secure, multitenant underground facility with portfolio services for data migration, networking, tape handling and recycling of data center assets.

System administrator busy

5 agency IT processes crying out for automation

Government sysadmins are capable of innovation, but it's tough when you're busy maintaining the status quo via manual processes.

Chiliad Discovery Alert 7.0 screenshot

Chiliad takes virtual consolidation route to big data analytics

Discovery/Alert 7.0 installs nodes at each data location, allowing analysts to query structured and unstructured data simultaneously.

Servers in a data center

Why government's next-gen data centers are looking a lot like Google's

Agencies are starting to catch on to the idea that software, not hardware, is the key to efficient storage.

Nimbus Halo 2013 mobile app for flash data center monitoring

In a flash, HALO 2013 can boost efficiency of cloud architectures

Nimbus Data's software offers cloud architects moving to all-flash data centers advanced analytics, an open API and management tools for mobile.

Technology choices in data center consolidation

Road to data center convergence starts at a fork in the road

Building a new data center? Maybe, VCE's Vblock is right for you. Want customization? Try NetApp's FlexPod.

Organizing IT infrastructure and applications

Ohio undoing decades of IT sprawl with shared infrastructure

The state is putting its IT assets into a primary data center and will use a private cloud infrastructure to deliver services.

Energy Systems Integration Facility illustration from SmithGroup JJR

The world's most efficient data center

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will open a facility this summer that will reuse every bit of its energy.

Armored truck on rural road in storm illustrating transporting data securely

With shared infrastructures, security must move with the data

From private clouds to the commercial providers, software-defined security controls have to stay with workloads wherever they go.

Data center servers on a desert background indicating heat

3 easy ways to cool data centers

Even if you can't dip your servers in oil or move them outside, there are practical, inexpensive methods you can use to take the heat off.

Businessman shocked at number of emails on computer screen

Million-message mailboxes complicate EPA's move to Office 365

When moving to Office 365, EPA discovered some Lotus Notes mailboxes with more than a million objects -- and 90T in all in the system -- prompting a new approach to the transition.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

  • Research Report: The Virtualization Playbook

    The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.