As federal agencies continue to increase their investments in private and hybrid clouds, the cost and complexity of their environments are increasing as well. But there is a better way. A new generation of cloud software makes it possible to provide common cloud services for compute, network and storage while supporting multiple hypervisors and multi-vendor platforms. This approach enables self-service and bill-back enabling services based IT by allowing line IT managers to deploy systems in minutes with the push of a button. Additionally, it provides ongoing service lifecycle management and the flexible platform to automate assets that most organizations are already using.
Sponsored By IBM
From the beginning of the cloud computing trend, agencies have wrestled with which approach to take: A public cloud, in which their applications and data are managed by a commercial cloud provider, or a private cloud, in which they reside on an internal system. As it turns out, it often is not a clear-cut answer. Any given agency is likely to have some applications and data that might be appropriate for a commercial cloud service, while others clearly belong on a private cloud. That is where the hybrid cloud comes in. The hybrid cloud provides agencies with the flexibility and manageability they need to manage a mixed cloud environment. In this webcast, Todd Myers, Lead Global Compute Architect at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, will share insights and lessons learned in hybrid cloud from this ground-breaking project.
Sponsored By Carpathia, Carahsoft, VMware
Government employees increasingly find that they cannot work in a vacuum. Instead, they must work with other employees in their agency – or employees in other agencies – to support essential government services. Without a doubt, when it comes to collaboration, the cloud is the underlying platform of choice.
Sponsored By Carpathia
Learn how to leverage the full capabilities of virtualization by adopting a converged infrastructure that combines the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single system.
Sponsored By Nutanix