July 2015 GovDataDownload Round Up

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We hope that you enjoy the July 2015 GovDataDownload round up, brought to you by the NetApp U.S. Public Sector.


GovDataDownload is an online publication that discusses how government agencies and educational institutions can leverage transformative technologies, in the cloud and in data centers for data management and analysis, to better meet their missions and serve their constituents. Each month the GovDataDownload round up brings you expert insight, innovative solutions, and the latest information about technology developments, specifically tailored to public sector IT personnel.

This month's round up features Rachel Dines, NetApp senior product marketing manager, detailing considerations for choosing cloud solutions for data backup and recovery; a summary of a panel discussion by Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) executives who talked about how they manage an IT revolution on limited budgets; a showcase of videos telling real-life stories about successful hybrid cloud installations; and an interview with Chip George, NetApp senior director of state and local government and education, discussing IT issues facing the public sector.

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[Podcast] TIPS FOR DATA BACKUP AND RECOVERY IN THE CLOUD FOR PUBLIC-SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS 

 

In this podcast, Rachel Dines, senior product marketing manager for NetApp, spoke with GovDataDownload about the points organizations must keep in mind when considering cloud solutions for backup and recovery of data. Dines focused heavily on the security concerns expressed by public-sector organizations when moving to the cloud and also discussed concerns related to risk reduction. Check out Dines's tips in her podcast interview.

[Article] TIGHT BUDGETS, TECHNOLOGY CHANGES WORK TOGETHER TO CHANGE DISA PRACTICES

This article summarizes a panel discussion at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore. Defense Information Systems Agency executives talked about how their organization is moving forward with an IT revolution despite limited budgets. Among other topics, the panelists discussed how they would be looking to government-industry partnerships and a greater use of commercial capabilities rather than proprietary military infrastructures.

[Video] PROOF POINTS: SUCCESS STORIES DEMONSTRATE THE EPIC ADVANTAGE OF THE HYBRID CLOUD

All too often the benefits of cloud solutions are talked of in hypothetical terms, but what about some actual proof points? In this video post, users of NetApp hybrid cloud solutions talk in concrete terms about what they've accomplished for their organizations following the adoption of a hybrid cloud solution. One of the most impressive results is how Symantec condensed a 40,000-sq

uare-foot data center into just 6 racks of servers, eliminating physical infrastructure and reducing cooling costs. But don't take our word for it, watch the videos!

 

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[Article] MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY: A Q&A WITH CHIP GEORGE 

When you sign a contract with a technology provider, you're not just buying boxes or services, you're also entering into a relationship with the vendor's IT teams and leadership. The people behind the technology are vital to the success of a program. That is because their knowledge of the technology, your industry, and your organization's unique needs is key to getting the best solution for your needs.

 

GovDataDownload sits down each month with an IT leader to meet the people behind the technology. This month we caught up with Chip George, senior director of state and local government and education at NetApp. With a career in the U.S. Navy followed by more than 15 years of IT experience, Chip has an interesting perspective on data management in the public sector.

Would you like more? New stories are published biweekly on GovDataDownload.com

 

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