Adoption of cloud computing environments is expanding gradually across the public sector, as Federal agencies seek cost-effective ways of hosting and delivering information, services, and applications to constituents, partners, and employees. Yet many remain uncertain about information security in the cloud, and consequently are opting for hybrid or community cloud infrastructures to take advantage of cost reductions with lower risk profiles.
While there is no single answer when it comes to an ideal cloud computing architecture for every agency, there are a number of considerations to balance budget pressure, information security mandates, demands for operational agility, and the need for sound procurement practices.
This Face-to-Face event addressed several key issues for evaluating cloud computing option in 2015-2016:
- How can FedRAMP-certified providers protect your agency's information?
- What are the primary issues with cloud migration and what about changing providers and architects over time?
- Ultimately, who is responsible for protecting data hosted outside of agency perimeters, and what best practices are available to avoid common mistakes of early adopters?