This policy is intended to accelerate the pace at which the government will realize the value of multi-tenant, subscription-based cloud computing by requiring agencies to evaluate safe, secure cloud computing options before making any new investments. The goal is shut down 1200 data centers by 2015. The U.S government has 3200 data centers > than 500 sq ft.
The Dept of Defense (DoD) modernization cuts are going to accelerate the move to the cloud services. DoD, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Intelligence Services are extremely large buyers of computing. If they start moving services to the cloud, I believe the cloud trend is going to accelerate creating a talent shortage in the government contractors.
The increasing adoption of cloud computing and penetration of mobile devices are the two inter-related trends transforming the IT industry today. Government is no exception and in some areas leading the charge.
We are clearly in the middle of a once-in-a-decade transformation. In the consumer and retail world, the movement to Web based cloud services, is being accelerated by the move to build social apps, mobile apps, location aware, real-time applications. It’s increasingly obvious that old applications and technologies need to adapted — Four different delivery models are emerging differentiated by service level agreements (SLAs).
But, how do you explain “cloud services” to someone new to this space especially in Government? There are multiple ways of describing cloud services.
In this page I highlight some useful taxonomies from various sources that I found useful in explaining Cloud Computing and Cloud Services. Depending on who you are talking to pick the relevant one.
- Describing the Cloud to an Enterprise Audience
- Describing the Cloud to a Technical Audience
- Describing the Cloud as Outsourcing 3.0
- Describing the Innovation Roadmap unleashed by the Cloud
- NIST Cloud Taxonomy Read more
The 2012 forecast for enterprise IT calls for partly cloudy computing, but what does the 3-to-5 year outlook foretell?
The bigger question is, what will enterprise computing look like in 2020?
The recent recession has prompted many executives to more closely examine the way they invest in, manage and innovate the business.
One particular area of focus is IT, where a new wave of growth and transformation is becoming prominent. There’s no doubt you’ve heard the buzz about cloud computing, a way of accessing and using business infrastructure and applications over the Internet.
Think Salesforce.com, Workday, Apple iTunes, Google’s Gmail, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon.com, online retailing or online banking in the consumer cloud market.
These days, senior executives, strategy leaders and even corporate boards find themselves pondering the following key questions: What does the trend mean for our company? How can it change the performance trajectory of our business? How should we restructure our IT function given the maturing of the cloud model in the next one, three or five years?