Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing

Cloud computing expected to spur job creation

Analysis shows cloud computing adoption is growing globally, with the U.S. spending the most on cloud-based solutions and services.

5 ways to prep for procuring cloud services

Some core definitions and tools could bridge the conflicting needs of agencies and cloud providers.

Cloud procurement stumbling blocks

Cloud characteristics, like shifting standards and service levels, can pose special challenges to traditional procurement practices.

NIST sets security approach for cloud computing

New guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology offer recommendations agencies should consider when outsourcing data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.

Defense board issues cloud recommendations, warnings

DOD should move cautiously but decisively to adopt cloud computing and carry out data center consolidation, board advises.

DISA sees opportunity in commercial cloud mandate

The Defense Information Systems Agency could help defense customers find the right mix of commercial and government cloud services.

Technology: Subsidized mobile devices and other hot concepts in 2012

By offering a stipend and a secure network connection, agencies will welcome employees' personal devices at work.

Agencies' needs could imperil FedRAMP

The specific requirements some federal agencies have could undercut the standardized approach of the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program, industry experts say.

Defense cloud plans still up in the air

Defense Department plans for migrating services to commercial clouds will be revealed in the coming weeks.

A fast lane to the cloud

As cloud traffic grows, wide-area network optimization could help keep users happily cruising along.

Former federal CIO Vivek Kundra joins industry

Former fed Vivek Kundra transitions to industry role after spending six months at Harvard.

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