As a result of an overhaul of the government’s IT procurement process, federal agencies are now required to adopt the GSA’s Cloud First policy, which will allow government to reap the benefits of cloud computing.
According to the GSA, these benefits include, maximized capacity utilization, improved IT flexibility and responsiveness, as well as minimized costs.
As usual, when a government-mandate is launched, such as the Cloud First policy, agencies need to move quickly and effectively towards compliance, which can be aided through the guidance and solutions from industry members.
[pullquote]Fortunately, General Dynamics Information Technology and NJVC are leading the way when it comes to helping agencies meet the Cloud First mandates. [/pullquote]
Fortunately, General Dynamics Information Technology and NJVC are leading the way when it comes to helping agencies meet the Cloud First mandates.
Using the Gravitant cloudMatrix platform, General Dynamics Information Technology has developed a series of cloud brokerage services focused on helping state, local, and federal government organizations incorporate and benefit from hybrid computing environments.
These brokerages will allow various government agencies to leverage public cloud services from a variety of providers as well as their own private clouds, all under a common management and process framework.
NJVC is also using Gravitant’s technology to develop a portal that lets federal government agencies try, design, and price out cloud services before committing to large-scale migrations. In addition, NJVC is providing additional cloud brokerage services to the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) using its Cloudcuity Management Portal.
The goal of Cloudcuity is to help users transition their technology applications to a cloud environment, while also cutting spending and improving processes – all while complying with regulatory and security requirements. NJVC has extensive experience in the data center consolidation arena and application migration that allows the company to effectively provide next-generation cloud computing solutions.
Thanks to the efforts by both NJVC and General Dynamics IT, it is only a matter of time before cloud services become ubiquitous in the federal government. Today’s budget environment calls for the most nimble and cost-effective technology solutions, and these cloud brokerage services are paving they way.