Federal agency CIOs under pressure to migrate to cloud-computing solutions because of the mandates of the “cloud-first” policy should forgo the “Big Bang” approach in favor of measured, thoughtful planning.
So says Jeff Bergeron, U.S. Public Sector chief technology officer for HP. The IT giant recently unveiled a new cloud-computing consulting service to help agencies make smart decision as they ponder the clouds.
“Our fundamental philosophy is that it’s not certainly a Big Bang approach and it needs to be planned accordingly as agencies look to begin to consume cloud services in the forms of e-mail or infrastructure services, or even software services as well,” he said in an interview with Federal News Radio.
HP’s new services include a workshop on government cloud, a roadmap service and a cloud design service.
Bergeron said smart agencies are eschewing the one-size-fits-all approach. Rather, HP counsels a “methodical approach to defining that transformation to minimize risk,” he said.