The “Cloud First” policy unveiled in the Office of Management and Budget’s 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management ushered in a new phase of cloud computing. The plan points out the federal government has suffered from low asset utilization, fragmented demand for resources, duplicative systems, and long procurement lead times.
With agencies already engaged in transitioning their first service to the cloud and preparing to move two more within the next 18 months, challenges and barriers which before were only talked about have now become a reality.
Cloud promises lower startup costs and reduced complexity, accelerated deployment, faster time to value, and hassle-free maintenance and support, but the decisions on reliability, access, ownership, and security that must be made to transition to the cloud have yet to be fully mapped. As agency CIOs work to streamline their IT infrastructures and promote shared-services, which decision-points will they face – and what’s next on the horizon?
Register today and join Federal Computer Week and Adobe for this free half-day seminar to discuss how federal agencies are working to transition to the cloud.
You will learn:
- Which “commodity services” are best qualified for cloud computing transition
- The choice of a public or private cloud infrastructure
- How the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative will impact the funding and availability of cloud computing resources
- How agencies can quickly stand up a virtual private cloud
- How cloud computing impacts backup and disaster recovery requirements
- How FedRAMP will help agencies balance the value and risk levels associated with cloud computing