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Category: Cloud


Agencies Benefit from Flexible IT Environments

An unquestionably difficult task: keeping the government online and functional while simultaneously modernizing legacy applications and infrastructure.  And the complexity of this task is exacerbated by the urgency of mandates such as the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) that the OMB issued pursuant to FITARA. With all deliberate speed, and much like their industry counterparts, […]

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Brian Falvey

May 24, 2018

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

With New Technology Comes New Cyber Security Responsibilities

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we do business. There’s no doubt that how we work now is built around the efficiencies and mobility afforded by the cloud. While the adoption of cloud has brought incredible benefits to government, like any new technology it comes with shifting standards for cyber security. Because of this, it’s […]

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Rob Chee

March 5, 2018

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT  •  Managed Services  •  Mobility + End User Devices  •  Wireless

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Government

We live in a time when innovation is moving at breakneck speed. The hot new product of today could become obsolete in just weeks, relegated to the proverbial leftover bin of technology. But every once in a while a breakthrough is significant enough to not only take hold, but also to change the way we […]

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Josh Finke

February 23, 2018

Cloud

Software-Defined Perimeter Offers Hope of Protecting the Whole Internet

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is on the verge of “breaking” the Internet as we know it today, unless some serious changes and additions are made to the way it works. That was the warning of Jim Reavis, CEO and co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) at the group’s inaugural federal […]

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TechSource Editor

February 14, 2018

Cloud  •  Digitization + IoT

VMware Bets All Its Chips On Software-defined Environments

After some time to reflect on my trip to VMworld, it’s become clear that VMware is undergoing a massive evolution with respect to what it does in the network space. From software-driven environments to cloud-centric strategies, VMware is positioning itself in a world that’s largely leaving the data center and other legacy systems behind. In […]

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Greg Stemberger

November 8, 2017

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Moving to the Cloud Warrants a Fresh Look at Cyber Security

As federal agencies move to adopt a cloud-first strategy and reduce their reliance on government-owned data centers, IT managers should be rethinking the way they deal with cyber security. The cloud offers a multitude of benefits including more agile and efficient networks, but when you modernize away from traditional data centers, you move into a […]

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John Chirhart

October 27, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Collaboration + Cloud = Better Federal Efficiency, Security and Budgeting

Federal agencies don’t always have the time or money to take on cloud adoption. The cost, complexity and security concerns of rolling out cloud-based applications often act as a barrier for those without the resources to implement and manage a solution. But that doesn’t mean agencies should abandon hope, especially since cloud adoption can actually […]

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Josh Finke

October 6, 2017

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  Cyber Security

Dell EMC World 2017: Three Ways You Can Realize Digital Transformation

This past month, Iron Bow attended Dell EMC World 2017 in Las Vegas. During my trip, I had the pleasure of discussing current, future and emerging technologies across the industry. At Iron Bow, I have seen these trends emerge first-hand, as have the over 12,000 IT practitioners and business leaders in attendance. Virtualization (both server […]

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Troy Massey

The Cyber Security Executive Order: How to Make White House Goals a Reality

The White House recently signed the long-awaited cyber security executive order (EO), emphasizing the importance the administration is putting on managing cyber risk across government. This EO is a step in the right direction as it places a level of accountability on federal agencies to protect critical data through IT modernization, better cyber hygiene and […]

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Rob Chee

June 5, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Campus Networks: The Next Frontier for SDN?

There is no disputing that software-defined networking (SDN) has brought new levels of capabilities to networking in the data center while reducing operator errors, overhead, and complexity. These same benefits can be extended to campus networking for many customers. Campus networks actually do share many of the same network challenges as data centers but for […]

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Greg Stemberger

Hyperconverged Infrastructure: The Data Center Optimization Solution Government Agencies Can No Longer Ignore

Once upon a time, managing applications was a fairly straight forward process.  In that simpler world, IT staff delivered applications utilizing dedicated file servers consisting of compute, memory and storage. This nostalgic data center environment was easy to manage and maintain. As time went on, however, the application infrastructure became virtualized, storage shared, and the […]

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Gary DePreta

Inauguration 2017: How Can Agencies Meet Administration Expectations?

Today, January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump officially takes office. While federal experts have been speculating for months around priorities of the new administration, we will soon find out what is top of mind. Above all else, government cyber security has proven itself a clear front-runner in 2016 discussions, and will need to remain so […]

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Jim Smid

January 20, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

PODCAST: Looking Back at 2016: Cyber Security Trends in Review

Today on TechSource, we sit down with Rob Chee, Technical Director of the Cyber Security Practice at Iron Bow Technologies to get his perspectives on some of the biggest cyber security trends and challenges he saw in 2016. Chee says this year cloud security gained a lot of adoption with more and more organizations moving […]

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TechSource Editor

December 13, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT