NetApp U.S. Public Sector in the News- September

Fall is here, and so are we to recap the top news stories featuring NetApp U.S. Public Sector that you may have missed in September. From cloud to security, read on to get the latest articles focusing on government and education.

The Cloud Can Change Everything for Law Enforcement- Security Today 

Many people envision law enforcement agencies around the country as resembling mythical portrayals on TV and in movies, with leading-edge technology that can track every suspect’s move across the grid. In fact, law enforcement is often behind commercial enterprises, lacking the budgets and mission requirements to install costly security systems. But, advances in and acceptance of cloud technology and other trends within the law enforcement community are changing that, and agencies need to adapt to keep up.

Q&A: Rob Stein, VP of NetApp Public Sector, Discusses Next-Generation IT Procurement Strategies for Government- TechSource

As the federal government wraps up its fiscal calendar year, now is the ideal time to analyze key procurement patterns and gain a sense of how the future of IT will change in this arena. While mission priorities may be shifting rapidly due to global challenges, government acquisition managers are also focusing on long-term needs. These new acquisition strategies include highlighting the hybrid cloud and changing overall IT delivery models.

Cloud Security Concerns Hold Back Federal Agencies- Government Health IT

A whopping 89 percent of federal IT executives are apprehensive about migrating applications to the cloud, with only one in five completely confident in their vendor’s security. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, however, is among agency frontrunners in adopting security standards that have enabled it to move forward with cloud services, said Kirk Kern, chief technology officer, U.S. Public Sector for NetApp, the sponsor of the report.Cloud_News_1_HiRes[1].jpg

Data Governance Issues Slowing US Fed Move to Cloud- Business Cloud News

“The benefits cloud offers are immense, but with the introduction of new hybrid cloud architectures, data stewardship becomes even more complex, as data must be managed and accessed across any cloud,” said Kirk Kern, chief technology officer, US public sector at NetApp. “Federal agencies must establish enterprise-wide governance practices, while deploying solutions that streamline data mobility and
 stewardship across cloud models. Cloud consumers must develop data management processes and role-based control mechanisms to ensure success.”

Federal IT Leaders View Migration to Cloud with Caution- eWeek

Federal agencies want to double their cloud use across infrastructure, platforms and applications, but 89 percent of federal IT professionals still feel some apprehension about migrating to the cloud, according to a MeriTalk study underwritten by NetApp and Arrow.