What’s pushing federal agencies — both DoD and civilian — to the cloud goes beyond modernization initiatives and unfunded mandates; it’s the mission. For the DoD, the risk of adversaries outpacing the U.S. in the digital realm is a harsh reality, as hostile nations continue to invest significant resources in developing their cyber capabilities. For civilian agencies, the ability to deliver services to citizens and stakeholders is constantly challenged by the insistence on more capable online solutions and streamlined, yet secure access to data.
The hyperscale model, where computing power can be added on demand to support both growing and fluctuating needs, can support these requirements, but building huge data centers to support this approach is both costly and time consuming… and for most agencies, impractical. In the cloud, however, scaling computing power is designed into the DNA of large providers.
It’s that scalability that drives initiatives that bring computing to the tactical edge, where warfighters become part of a sensor array, or AR and VR are built into a dismounted solider’s goggles to deliver enhanced situational awareness or instant translations. That same scalability helps agencies deliver a more e-commerce-like experience for users, providing intuitive self-service capabilities that improve satisfaction and trust while allowing personnel to focus on streamlining workflows and up-leveling deliverables.
This future is possible, and some aspects are already emerging. But to truly make the leap to a cloud-based hyperscale environment, the barriers aren’t on the technology side. The problem is the process. CloudScend is the answer.
It starts with a strategy; it advances with a platform for transformation
Scaling data resources at the levels needed to support new, must-have capabilities begins with a blueprint for what that change looks like — who it will impact, priorities for moving applications and data and what outcomes are expected. And all of this must occur with security at the forefront.
Approaching these changes in a piecemeal fashion makes it much more difficult to achieve your mission goals. What’s needed is a proven framework supported by a team with technology expertise and a true understanding of your mission. That’s why we developed CloudScend: a platform to quickly and securely plan, implement and take advantage of your move to the cloud.