The federal government is fundamentally changing the way it operates. It is confronted with system-wide challenges ranging from the economy, the environment, to healthcare; in addition public infrastructure is not performing adequately and there are operational and public safety risks. Such challenges have forced the government to take a front and center role in working across the public, private, and academic sectors. This will solve massively complex and cross-disciplinary, interdependent problems. Federal cloud computing is a major part of this.
From an operational perspective, all systems operate today via human interactions with technology and with IT infrastructure as the foundational grid from which those interactions and transactions are enabled. Increasingly, more demands will be made of Federal government, for handling, managing, and overseeing transactions (e.g. Recovery.gov, Ethics.gov, Data.gov, etc.). As a steward and provider of services to citizens, we provide the government with provisions that require 21st century infrastructure, know-how, and innovation.
Here is a list of benefits that an agency might use when implementing federal cloud computing services, IaaS being one of these valuable services.
|Provide agile high capacity computingUse cloud-based virtual machines to quickly provision and ramp up capacity for compute-intensive tasks||Provision and scale up multiple instances for a scientific computing task||IaaS, PaaS|
|Provide secure and precertified computing infrastructure environmentsUse certified secure cloud-based images to provide the most commonly used Agency computing environments||Provide agencies with instantly available secure and certified Windows or Linux server instances||IaaS|
|Provide government website hosting servicesUse certified secure cloud-based images to migrate government web sites for improved scalability and reduced operating costs and environmental impact||Migrate specific .gov websites to a cloud platform||IaaS, PaaS|
|Provision on-demand IT infrastructure for new projectsUse certified secure cloud-based images to immediately provision infrastructure ranging from a single server to a virtual data center||Provide instant archival infrastructure for NARA||IaaS|
|Rationalize existing IT infrastructureMore fully use existing infrastructure capability through virtualization and private cloud implementation||Make use of extra capacity at an existing data center to support census peak load||IaaS|
VAZATA is one of the premier providers of Compliant Solutions for federal cloud computing. As a certified and accredited solution provider under FISMA’s recommended security controls for federal information systems, VAZATA is able to quickly deploy solutions without imposing an otherwise time consuming procurement process. For more information on Federal Solutions please visit us today.