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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Topic Resources

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