The IT function of federal government agencies is in transition. Agencies are shrinking their hardware and becoming more efficient. They’re moving from siloed, inefficient, legacy systems to IT networks with architectures that promise greater flexibility, easier scalability and more usability. Agencies are streamlining functionality by consolidating data centers and moving toward integrated and converged systems. Making the transition requires making difficult choices.
Most government agencies struggle through a piecemeal approach to technology, some of which is a natural result of having multiple, autonomous work sites. Departments often create independent solutions at each location. In networking, this can mean having hundreds of servers, each using multi-tiered architecture of hardware and software to integrate data center technology. The answer for many departments has been found in hyperconverged infrastructure – that is, consolidating infrastructure in one location with an all-software solution. By managing servers from a single pain, agencies are finding better ease of use, manageability, security, and compliance.
When government agencies want to move legacy IT services into the cloud today, the landscape has completely changed. Security has historically been seen as the biggest barrier to cloud adoption, but those concerns have now been removed. With the introduction of the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), vendor evaluation has become much easier.
IT Modernization has been very much in the news and in the minds of Federal CIOs since late last year when the White House released its federal IT modernization plan. That plan provides recommendations to agencies intended to launch a wave of modernization efforts. Agency CIOs and mission lines of business executives have an added incentive to pursue IT modernization due to the Federal budget outlook and the need to streamline operations and reduce costs.
Today’s federal security professionals are handling substantial amounts of sensitive data from internal and external sources. Having actionable awareness provides advantages that not only allow for better control of that data but also eases the ability to perform the meaningful analysis needed to understand and better leverage it. By attending this webcast, you will learn...