The City of Melrose is the first in the state to offer services via its private cloud to other municipalities.
The Open Data Center Alliance published eight usage models that define IT requirements for cloud adoption and provide a vision for cloud computing
Governments will have to resort to some atypical financial and management techniques to acquire cloud services under current economic conditions.
Seven recommendations for data center consolidation, including preparing a current usage survey and using automation tools.
A snapshot of the Census Bureau's server virtualization project highlights the key points of its move toward a virtual private cloud.
Combining resources undoubtedly pays off, but getting there isn't easy. Here's how state, local and federal agencies are dealing with the hurdles.
Rick Bakken, senior director of data center evangelism at Microsoft, revealed May 18 at Tech-Ed in Atlanta what the next generation of Microsoft data centers will look like, including requiring less energy and costing less money.
The consolidation process gives administrators a look into the costs of running data centers that they might not otherwise get, a DHS IT official says.
The EA community needs to play a bigger role in consolidation activities, Treasury's chief enterprise architect says.
A panel of IT execs at a NASCIO conference says the challenges include determining how much agencies spend on IT and then meeting their expectations of service.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is making the Mathias Laboratory into one of the most energy-efficient facilities in the country.
Delaware is linking its government offices and school districts via Verizon's advanced unified communications tools to prepare for data-center consolidation.