Given the pressure to modernize their IT operations, agencies are beginning to migrate an increasing number of applications to the cloud. But without proper planning, moving to the cloud can prove difficult and operations can suffer. In this webcast, Michelle Sparrow-Walker, Director of the Systems and Integration Office at the Department of State, will share best practices in managing cloud migration and optimization, with a focus on developing a strong governance model.
Data is vital to the quality of healthcare—and the more readily that data is accessible, the more valuable it is. In this webcast, Donald Cox, CIO at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will discuss strategies for making data accessible to healthcare professionals and/or researchers working across organizational boundaries.
As government agencies bring converged infrastructure into their virtualized environments, they are readily recognizing the benefits, but with those benefits come new security concerns. How do agencies mitigate risks and achieve FedRAMP compliance in multi-tenant environments to successfully pave their way to the cloud? Subject matter experts from Merlin International, Netapp and Hytrust engage in a panel discussion on securing converged infrastructure while meeting federal security requirements.
As government agencies continue to move more of their apps and data to the cloud, those that are adopting Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) via a public cloud are able to better reduce costs, improve business agility, and achieve higher scalability. This type of cloud-based infrastructure also helps agencies ensure consistent visibility in data regardless of where it resides throughout the agency, whether on-premises, remote sites, public, private and hybrid clouds.
Government agencies want to realize the benefits of cloud, but they have deep requirements on data security, privacy, and reliability. Unfortunately, previous approaches to cloud storage came with significant risks, including poor reliability, data loss, and vendor lock-in. This is no longer the case. In this webcast, experts in cloud storage will discuss new approaches that mitigate these risks and lay the foundation for enterprise-grade cloud services.