Download this eBook to learn what you missed at FCW’s Face-to-Face event held on February 9, 2016.
The federal IT enterprise is changing. Under pressure to improve the agility and scalability of IT services, federal agencies are looking to take a new approach to their enterprise infrastructure. They need the ability to rapidly provision resources—compute, storage, networking, software—to meet constantly shifting workload demands driven by cloud, mobility, big data, and related solutions. The traditional approach of dedicating resources to specific applications simply cannot keep up. This event will explore the emerging shape of the federal IT enterprise—an enterprise built on software-defined solutions resting on a converged and hyperconverged infrastructure.
The change already has begun. The Government Accountability Office reports that the Department of Defense saved $260 million over a four-year span through virtualization and related efforts to streamline the IT environment. According to market research firm Deltek, DOD is looking to leverage software-defined solutions and virtualization in the Joint Information Environment, not only to save money but to improve the security of DOD systems, networks and data. Deltek analysts see a convergence of software-defined and cloud solutions as part of a larger government-wide drive to an Everything-over-IP environment that is transforming how agencies secure, manage and deliver IT services.
This eBook provides federal IT officials with insights into how they can begin to build this future-ready enterprise. At the live event, subject matter experts from government and industry discussed strategies for moving beyond siloed solutions and taking full advantage of the latest generation of enterprise technology.
Topics addressed include:
Strategies for speeding the delivery of IT services
The management ramifications of an IT-as-a-Service delivery model
The latest thinking about the relative roles of private, public and hybrid cloud models
Key factors to consider when updating legacy IT infrastructure
The impact of converged and hyperconverged solutions on the IT infrastructure
Steps toward simplifying the IT infrastructure and strengthening its manageability and security