Cloud & Data Center

How SDN Reduces Network Risks in Campus Settings

Software defined networking (SDN) promises agility, security and savings for campus infrastructure. The bigger the network, the greater the opportunities – and, some say, the risks.

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Virtualization Could Redefine the Way Your Agency Looks at Cloud

Software-defined data centers can be a cost-effective alternative to renting commercial cloud infrastructure. Defining the data center in software helps managers escape the tyranny of hardware to become more agile and efficient, while maintaining complete control over system security.

Public vs. Private Cloud: 5 Trends to Watch

Security tops the concerns of federal information technology managers as they look to move data and applications into the cloud – and that’s consistent with other public sector IT executives.

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One of Air Force’s Most Important Unclassified Systems is Now in the Oracle Cloud

One of the U.S. Air Force’s most important online portals is now running in the cloud.

MyPers, the Air Force’s personnel portal for 1.7 million active duty and retired airmen, civilian and reservists, began operating in July out of an Oracle-managed off-premise cloud specifically designed and secured to handle some of the Defense Department’s most sensitive unclassified workloads.

Electronic Threats from Above

Adversarial capabilities writ large have significantly improved vis-à-vis the United States (hence the necessity of the Defense Department’s so-called third offset strategy). One of these areas causing concern is that of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS).

Cloud.gov Clears FedRAMP

The General Services Administration-run cloud.gov hosting platform has completed the final stage of Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program assessment.

FedRAMP Overhaul Begins Paying Dividends

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program’s (FedRAMP) new streamlined, simplified process is paying off. The program is boasting increased authorizations and return business, and the new dashboard is making it easier for feds to use the program.