Converged infrastructure clouds and data centers

Converged tech to unify branch offices, data centers, public clouds

Cisco and NetApp plan tighter integration within the FlexPod architecture to make it easier for agencies to deploy and access next-gen cloud infrastructures.

For rent sign in the clouds

Oracle offers low overhead cloud services

Oracle's infrastructure-as-a-service offering would let agencies operate high-performance cloud computing services without the up-front costs of owning the hardware.

Welcome sign in Melrose Massachusetts

Small city breaks new ground as service provider

Melrose, Mass., learned a lesson about bandwidth while providing cloud-based services to a smaller town.

Military helicopters in the clouds

DARPA takes multipronged approach to securing military's cloud

As DOD moves into cloud computing, pilots and projects look to assess risk and develop multiple layers of network defense.

Sunrise in Nevada desert

Nevada brings big data to the desert

The state and the Desert Research Institute partner with IBM to use analytics and advanced research applications for scientific research, education and economic development.

Businessman tracking global assets

How do you know if your data is in good hands? Here's how.

NIST offers a scheme for trusted geolocation, a way to ensure that resources agencies use in the cloud are kept secure.

Man looking at clouds over the Rocky Mountains

Western states build a platform for storing GIS data

Regional cooperation and sharing resources is the wave of the future, members of the 15-state alliance say.

Infrastructure as a Service

Cloud provider claims next-generation virtual data center tech

ProfitBricks unveils virtual data center services that offer customers precise control of design and scale of cloud infrastructure resources.

Consolidated data center under construction

As agency data centers close, measurement tools take center stage

Reaping efficiency from data center consolidation will require new technologies, including unified computing and business analytics, to measure performance gains and savings.

Google Data Center

What agencies can learn from Google's data center secrets

The search giant, which operates some of the world's largest data centers, reveals a unique approach to cooling and efficiency.

Agency data centers

Agency data centers will never be the same

Sweeping changes lie ahead, spurred by mobile networks, cloud services, smaller budgets and mandates to consolidate.

Wires

Don't get your wires (and cables) in a twist

PigTails offers a unique, clear way to label cords and cables.

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.