This month's round up features Val Bercovici, NetApp cloud czar, weighing the benefits of a "lean cloud," a description of a rare public discussion among the six heads of major U.S. intelligence agencies about how technology can be applied to recent world crises, an article that summarizes the purpose and progress of the DoD's Joint Information Environment, and an interview with Nushi Carrera, account manager for the Next Generation Enterprise Network at NetApp and the first female programmer in her field. Would you like to learn more? New stories are published biweekly on GovDataDownload.com.
DO YOU HAVE A LEAN CLOUD? WHY THE HYBRID CLOUD IS THE SOLUTION TO THE CLOUD
The sheer number of cloud options available to public-sector organizations is mind-boggling. To provide clarity for public-sector organizations, Val Bercovici, cloud czar and chief technology officer, NetApp, weighs the benefits and drawbacks of cloud solutions in the article "Why DevOps Will Move to the 'Lean' Cloud." There are many hybrid cloud models, but Bercovici shares how a lean cloud, by way of the Data Fabric enabled by NetApp®, helps organizations to innovate like a startup and deploy like an enterprise. Read more.
REAL-WORLD CRISES SHAPE THE USE OF BIG DATA FOR U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES
A rare public discussion among leaders of the U.S. intelligence community touched on several areas in which technology can be applied to solve pressing national security problems. All six directors of the major intelligence agencies recently took the stage for a panel discussion at the Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington, D.C. Tom Rascon, CTO for NetApp U.S. Public Sector, describes the directors' discussion of common challenges, including refugee crises, vast amounts of geospatial data, and shorter IT acquisition timelines. Read more.
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S JOINT INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT: COMPLEXITY SIMPLIFIED BY THE DATA FABRIC
Almost three years ago, the Department of Defense embarked on the Joint Information Environment (JIE). This environment is a shared information technology infrastructure that improves mission effectiveness and information security while facilitating information sharing among branches of the military. One of the JIE's key drivers of success has been an underlying infrastructure that is flexible, open, and agile on the inside yet provides fortress-like security to anyone outside the shared environment. This article describes how DoD agencies can enable data movement among private and public clouds, hosting capabilities, and hyperscale environments. Read more.
THE WOMEN BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY: ENCOURAGEMENT CAN BRING MORE TALENT TO IT
For this installment of our continuing "Women Behind the Technology" series, GovDataDownload interviewed Nushi Carrera, account manager for the Next Generation Enterprise Network at NetApp. The first female programmer in her field, Carrera talks about the gender gap in IT and encourages women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math careers. Read more.
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