More than 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in just the last two years. For federal agencies, big data and use of high-definition video, real-time collaboration and multimedia applications to share information are becoming increasingly important to mission success in areas as diverse as training, telehealth, medical research, battlefield surveillance, border security and emergency response. But, the huge volumes, types, sources and security of all of this data places new constraints on the technology infrastructure. Agencies are faced with the challenge of decreasing operating expense, increasing bandwidth at a lower cost per bit and increasing safeguards to protect data integrity.

From weather prediction to public safety, agencies across the government are embracing big data and recognizing the importance of improved bandwidth and scalability, higher application processing speeds, and increased security. One major driver has been the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI). Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel ‘s recent shift in methodology to focus less on reducing the raw number of government data centers and more on reducing energy and data costs from centers that remain require agencies to push the limits of high performance computing.

Join 1105 Public Sector Media Group—publisher of FCW and GCN—for “Scaling Networks Securely and Cost Effectively.” In this program, technology experts and government leaders will provide their thoughts and strategies on delivering the infrastructure that will enable the future of big data computing.

Attendees will learn:

  • How today’s network technology can help data center consolidation efforts by increasing data center resource efficiency
  • Options for building flexible, programmable networks that increase network bandwidth efficiency and enable you to drive more traffic over existing network capacity
  • Security measures to consider to ensure only authenticated and authorized users and machines can access data
  • Techniques to ensure that the network infrastructure enables low latency, reliable user access

Event Information

February 20, 2014

7:30AM - 11:00AM

FREE to Attend

The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

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