4 tips for shared services success

4 tips for shared services success

Lessons learned after years spent complying with shared services mandates are giving agencies tools and tactics for effective migrations.

Big Switch expands hyperscale SDN for data centers, inks deal with In-Q-Tel

Big Switch expands hyperscale SDN, inks deal with In-Q-Tel

Big Switch Networks introduced its Big Cloud Fabric, a data center switching fabric that combines the operational advantages of SDN software with the economics of bare metal switch hardware.

Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

With data centers under renovation, some agencies are using the cloud to meet their disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.

Michigan county mixes data center options with reference architecture

County mixes data center options with reference architecture

In Oakland County, Mich., a reference architecture approach to upgrading the enterprise helps preserve features of its existing data center while providing flexibility to adopt new services.

With converged IT, agencies rethink the data center

With converged IT, agencies rethink the data center

Agencies are exploring new options for reinvesting in physical infrastructure as new options open up to retool the data center and its features to the needs of government.

HP Apollo 8000 water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Because of its cooling power, the HP Apollo 8000 can pack more servers in a smaller space than traditional systems – up to 144 servers per rack.

IBM data center

IBM launches cloud data centers for government

IBM’s Cloud Services data centers provide infrastructure as a service that will enable agencies to deliver 100 different applications and services.

Attendees listening to vendor presentation at FOSE

FOSE showcases excellence and innovation in government tech

This year's FOSE conference and expo presents some of the most innovative technologies and services aimed at, and designed for, government.

HP modular data centers

HP offers facility-as-a-service data center model

Using HP's modular approach to the data center, the customer designs specific requirement for capacity, criticality and provisioning and pays a monthly fee as part of a maintenance service agreement.

man optimizing data center performance

How to wring more performance out of data centers

Data center managers are coaxing more performance from their systems with workarounds that will eventually be defined in software that makes better uses of storage media.

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How flash memory answers data centers' need for speed

Government IT managers are turning to hybrid storage systems – disk storage plus flash memory – to get performance acceleration during boot storms and other peak processing events.

data centers

How big data is remaking the government data center

The spread of big data tools and technologies is not only altering the way government data is being analyzed, it is reshaping the data center itself.

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.

  • 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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