Tag Archives: data center

GDIT's Jim Matney: VMware, AWS Offerings on milCloud 2.0 Could Help DOD Agencies Speed Up Cloud Migration

Jim Matney VP and GM General Dynamics IT

Jim Matney of General Dynamics' information technology business said ease of use, security and cost are the reasons why the addition of VMware and Amazon Web Services offerings to the Defense Information Systems Agency's milCloud 2.0 platform could help defense agencies accelerate the migration of workloads to the cloud, GCN reported Tuesday.

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Oracle’s Ken Glueck: Buying Commercial Cloud Applications Key to Advancing Federal IT Modernization

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Ken Glueck, an executive vice president at Oracle, said the federal government looking to advance information technology modernization should focus on buying commercial cloud applications. “Focusing on applications also brings the additional benefit of modernizing government infrastructure. Investing in applications makes government data centers more efficient and secure as part of the package because modern cloud applications come with cloud infrastructure already included,“ he wrote.

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Hitachi Vantara Federal’s Michael Coene on Three Data Management Measures Agencies Should Consider

Michael Coene Chief Cloud Architect Hitachi Vantara Federal

Michael Coene, chief cloud architect at Hitachi Vantara Federal, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Federal News Network that there are three steps agencies should consider to accelerate digital transformation and data management efforts and one is enabling current operations and planning for future changes. “Strategic architectural design should optimize data management practices for the known, and to the extent possible, the unknown,“ he said.

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Bernie Guerry: General Dynamics IT Consolidates Facilities, Adopts New Operating Model Since CSRA Purchase

Bernie Guerry, chief operating officer of General Dynamics' information technology business, said GDIT has consolidated over 50 facilities as well as data centers since the parent company closed its approximately $9.7B purchase of CSRA in April 2018, Inside Defense reported Friday. GDIT implemented a centralized operating framework for contracts, security, finance, human resources and other functions to "take advantage of scale and be able to move resources, scale resources when and where needed," he told reporters Thursday.

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Dell EMC, GSA Reach Governmentwide Procurement Deal for Virtual Computing Environment Platforms

The General Services Administration and Dell EMC have reached a governmentwide enterprise agreement to facilitate the procurement of the company's virtual computing environment platforms to help federal agencies advance data center modernization. The agreement allows federal, local, state and tribal government agencies to place an order for Dell EMC's VxRail products at tiered discounts through Carahsoft Technology's spot on GSA's IT Schedule 70 contract, the agency said Thursday.

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Federal Acquisition Service Solicits Comments on DEOS Cloud Computing Project

The General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service seeks industry feedback on a potential $8B cloud computing project that aims to unify networks and data centers across the Defense Department. The request for information solicits public comment on enterprise hardware, software licenses, and deployment and sustainment services covered in the first …

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