blog

3
73
Saturday, July 7, 2012

BISNOW Data Center Event Highlight’s Cloud

A big thank you to BISNOW and my fellow panel members for an outstanding discussion and very informative event, last week’s Data Center Investment Conference and Expo. The federal marketplace is certainly being changed by cloud and the data center industry is certainly willing and able to support this important transition.

——————————————————————————————————–

(Reposted from “Habitat for Data-manity” 

  JC Boggs and Steve Cooper

Our federal roundtable, moderated by purple tie-wearing King & Spalding partner JC Boggs, explained that agencies are all moving at different speeds to the cloud. The most mission critical programs are moving the slowest. FAA CIO Steve Cooper says his agency is starting to stand up federal private clouds. And there are plans to share that environment with other government agencies, as well as offer them cloud-based services. But Steve says he won’t be the first CIO to go into a public cloud and risk the public embarrassment of a security breach.


NJVC GM Kevin Jackson

NJVC GM Kevin Jackson says cloud is one of those words that’s easily misunderstood. It’s not about IT but an economic and business model, he explains. Agencies that solely rely on their IT staff to make decisions about cloud are making a mistake. He also urged data center providers to pay close attention to FedRamp requirements and make sure any new data center projects include those. Otherwise they’ll be back-fitting.


Tucker Carlson

Wanna know who’ll be the next president? Tucker Carlson isn’t into predictions, but he did tell our audience how to figure it out for themselves. (We always say: Give a man a prognostication, and he’ll comment online for a day. Teach a man to prognasticate, and he’ll go on CNN for life…)

Equinix federal marketing manager Lee Tamassia

When federal agencies were first mandated to close a huge number of data centers, the size requirements were a bit different. The square footage requirement has gone away, but that doesn’t mean complications have as well, says Equinix federal marketing manager Lee Tamassia. The amount of front-end work associated with inventory and hardware, and what applications are running , and which platforms are talking to other platforms are big factors. Consolidation will happen, but it’s a colossal task.

Carousel Industries systems engineer Brian Fedak

One concern for Carousel Industries’ Brian Fedak, who designs data centers, is the lack of attention to security. He sees security being cut from shared cloud environment blueprints. Kevin argues that security has always been a concern but a little bit of a red herring. Security in the cloud isn’t different than security in IT, Kevin says. It’s just automated in the cloud. Brian also says that there’s not much difference between the federal and commercial markets for cloud. Both have concerns about data networking design and having visibility into the usage of that data. Check out DC Real Estate pub for even more coverage.

        Bookmark and Share

Cloud Musings on Forbes

( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS – © Copyright Kevin L. Jackson 2012)

Follow me at https://Twitter.com/Kevin_Jackson

LEAVE A COMMENT

Name*
E-mail*
Phone number*
Your Message
user profile image
6 years ago

CloudWays

There are numerous hosting solutions available in the market but few are acquiescent for development environment in comparasion to Drupal hosting. Drupal hosting had humble origins and started out as a message board but due to its ease of use and user friendly features it garnered the attention of developers community. Within a short span of time it evolved from propriety software to open source and currently has a thriving community with millions of satisfied developers and end users.

Cloud Computing

Reply
user profile image
6 years ago

eventagency11

I have been looking the World Wide Web for this information event staffing agency and I want to thank you for this post. It’s not easy to find such perfectly written information on this topic. Great Work!

Reply
user profile image
6 years ago

cloud ways

Nice Post! One of the main reasons that people think a public cloud will be more secure than a private cloud is that the company offering the service is going to want to keep the public cloud safe, since there are so many people who use it.

Drupal Hosting I Cloud For Developers

Reply

Latest posts

0
147

2018 AT&T Business Summit: Security “in” and “of” the Cloud

While public cloud is undoubtedly an outsized piece of the conversation, news headlines of the latest data breach can...

0
89

My Brush with Royalty: Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah! Hip Hop Icon. Movie Star. Television Star. Fashion Model. Songwriter. Producer. Entrepreneurial Genius...

0
99

What’s New in Puppet 5?

Puppet 5 is released and comes with several exciting enhancements and features that promise to make configuration man...

0
117

5 Reasons Why Ansible is the Best CM Tool Out There?

Amidst volatile markets, dynamic technology shifts, and ever-increasing customer demands, it is imperative for IT org...

0
159

Machine learning APIs for Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is considered to be one of the Big 3 cloud platforms among Microsoft Azure and AWS. GCP i...

0
108

What Is The Most Important Part of Architecture?

I always find it interesting to hear what people view architecture as. A lot of people think it’s just about the desi...

0
1685

Cloud migration best practice Part 4: Executing the migration

This series has stepped through cloud migration best practices. After providing an overview, we discussed: Classifyin...

0
280

Cloud Migration Best Practice Part 3: Application Portfolio Analysis

In part three of this series on cloud migration best practice, I will focus on migrating the application itself. If y...

0
399

Why Use Immutable Storage?

Data has become a global currency, and its value has nowhere to go but up.  According to The Economist online, the wo...

0
778

CLOUD ACT: What Does That Mean for Your Cloud Storage

When Congress names a law after you, it’s getting serious.  That is where we are now with cloud computing.  The Clari...