data center

QTS launches federal cloud

The QTS Federal Cloud is an infrastructure-as-a-service system built on technologies that federal agencies are familiar with, including VMware, EMC and Cisco.

data centers

4 ways to get a handle on software-defined data centers

Instead of trying to manage all facets of the SDDC separately, administrators need to tackle networking, compute, storage, security as a whole.

data center

NSA data center to be cooled by wastewater

The National Security Agency will be using graywater to cool servers at its new data center in Fort Meade, Md.

barcode

Watch out for SQL Server 2012 licensing pitfalls

Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 licensing can come with some costly pitfalls, according to a licensing expert.

big data

Forward! by Unisys ready for mission-critical app migration

Based on secure partitioning technology, the fabric-based platform offers secure containers for application workloads running on Intel-based servers.

Online tax lien auction

New Jersey town takes the taxing out of tax collection

Red Bank now conducts its tax lien auctions online, speeding payments and improving efficiency.

data center

The rapidly shrinking government data center

In 2014, the government data centers will move toward open-air construction, modular architectures and increasingly total virtualization.

network security

Firms offer single path to securing cloud and physical networks

VMware and Palo Alto Networks offer integrated platform to unify network security across both physical and virtual cloud enterprises.

big data tools

Big data parking lot: Tools for fast storage, retrieval and integration

Hadoop is a must-have big data tool, but it has some drawbacks, including the need for high-level user expertise and conditions for optimal bandwidth.

Blueprints

Schneider offers ready-made, modular data centers

The firm debuts rapidly deployable data center modules that provide more control over infrastructure at lower cost.

Catalyst

Energy lab's Catalyst could spur next-gen of HPC clusters

Livermore, Intel and Cray are deploying the uniquely designed Catalyst to explore new frontiers in HPC simulation and big data innovation.

data center

GSA shutters 37 data centers, consolidates IT operations

The agency also consolidated all IT offices and staff under the leadership of GSA CIO Casey Coleman to eliminate duplication and streamline IT operations.

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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