VMware hybrid vCloud gets FedRAMP approval

VMware hybrid vCloud gets FedRAMP approval

VMware’s vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia gives agencies a way to extend their data centers to the cloud.

Virtualization, energy-saving drives SSA data center plans

Virtualization, energy saving drive SSA data center plans

The Social Security Administration’s National Support Center designed to take advantage of new technologies, including server virtualization and energy-saving tech to lower costs and closely monitor resources.

Livermore recognized for shuttering data centers

Livermore recognized for shuttering data centers

In spite of its increasing demand for computer power, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been able to close 26 data centers, resulting in annual savings of $305,000 in energy bills and $43,000 in maintenance costs.

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

Riverside, Calif., upgrades its data storage infrastructure by migrating half a petabyte of data from its storage area networks and establishing fail-over arrays for disaster recovery.

NYPA New York Energy Manager control center

Energy hub to improve efficiency in NY public buildings

The New York Energy Manager will provide real-time energy use and trending data for 3,000 state government buildings.

Army PEO Aviation expands virtual desktops

Army PEO Aviation expands virtual desktops

The Army Program Executive Office Aviation has expanded its virtual desktop infrastructure with Nutanix appliances to better support handling Army aircraft systems.

Hypervisor security

NIST drafts guide for hypervisor security

The widespread growth in server virtualization for hosting enterprise applications and providing cloud services calls for new recommendations for secure deployment of hypervisor platforms, the standards agency said.

Bytegrid

Partnership to deliver advanced infrastructure for researchers

A partnership between the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads and Bytegrid Holdings will provide a secure, advanced infrastructure platform for the research and education community across the mid-Atlantic region.

How the Army trims apps before data center migration

How the Army trims apps before data center migration

The Army is using a multi-step process to rationalize and consolidate hundreds of applications as it embarks on a four-year data center migration project.

Reaching for a key

Oracle Key Vault helps customers manage encryption keys

A new software appliance is designed to manage encryption keys and credential files securely in an enterprise data center.

Software-defined networking gaining traction

Software-defined networking gaining traction

Two recent surveys show similar attitudes about the future adoption of SDN technology in the data center.

Microsoft offers more Azure ExpressRoute locations

Microsoft offers more Azure ExpressRoute locations

For agencies needing direct, high bandwidth Azure data center connections, Microsoft announced five new ExpressRoute locations in United States.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • With Help From GSA, Agencies Get IT Fit

    The universe of IT tools developed to help government agencies achieve their missions is rapidly expanding. So, too, the means for acquiring them. GSA has moved to streamline acquisition of IT tools and services that combat cyberhackers, migrate operations to the cloud and use professional-services providers, to name a few.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Compliance is Made Easier with Certain Steps

    State and local agencies have to prioritize which regulations are most applicable and find efficient ways to ensure compliance—a task made more challenging by insufficient human and financial resources.


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