On August 1, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released Memorandum M-16-19, Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. The memorandum established the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), designed to help Federal agencies meet OMB requirements to consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure.
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Over time some channel partners and even vendors have moved from a product orientation, to a customer-outcome orientation when it comes to their engagement or sales methodology.
Is your head in the cloud? Perhaps it should be
The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.3 percent in 2019 to total $206.2 billion, up from $175.8 billion in 2018. In fact, the IDC predicts that by 2019, more than 60 percent of organizations anticipate that the majority of their IT capabilities will be delivered through some form of public, private or hybrid cloud service.
Businesses today operate in highly competitive, unforgiving markets. Speed to market, operational efficiency and infrastructure costs have become the bellwethers of profitability, sustainability and growth. DevOps lies at the core of each of these, serving a critical role in a company’s operating strategy.
Companies of all sizes are adopting the cloud in some form or fashion. There are several challenges to utilizing various public cloud offerings and many companies fail to realize that they’re ultimately responsible for their cloud-stored data. In a recent survey of 1,200 global companies conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Veritas, the majority are misguided when it comes to securing their data in public clouds.
Modern demands are changing the way the government purchases, builds and delivers storage solutions – and Federal agencies are calling for a network transformation that empowers IT and accelerates mission performance. But let’s start from the beginning and then turn to the road ahead.In 1979, a 250 MB hard drive weighed 550 pounds and cost tens of thousands of dollars. Today, a 16 GB microSD card holds 64 times more data, weighs four tenths of a gram and costs $11. Look how far we’ve come. Impressive? Yes. But, there are still some growing pains.The White House reports government-wide legacy IT spending rising only slightly from 68 percent to 70.3 percent from FY 2015 through FY 2018.
It may seem as if containerization is the latest hip buzz word around when we talk about modernizing infrastructure and cloud. But in reality, it’s just a new term for a concept that’s been around for ages. For those who are familiar with the concept of encapsulation – paging all programmers – basically, containerization is the same exact concept, except that the encapsulation is of the entire application and its related run time environment.