Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Monday, December 22, 2014
  • Subscribe to EnterpriseTech Weekly Updates: Subscribe by email

Government

Federal IT Reform Bill Headed For Passage

Legislation that would speed consolidation the federal government’s more than 9,600 datacenters while centralizing the authority of agency chief information officers is expected to be approved by Congress this ...Full Article

Pentagon Readies New Cloud Plan

The Defense Department is preparing to issue a new strategy for procuring cloud services that reportedly downgrades the role of its current “cloud broker,” giving more flexibility to individual ...Full Article

Verizon Gains Federal Cloud Approval

Verizon said this week its Enterprise Solutions unit has joined a growing list of vendors gaining the authority to provide cloud services to federal agencies. Verizon joins Amazon Web ...Full Article

Uncle Sam Struggles With Datacenter, Cloud Efforts

The federal government, in its wisdom, has been trying to consolidate its hodgepodge network of datacenters. The goal is to gain efficiencies in the government operations and, more importantly, ...Full Article

‘Use-or-Lose’ Budgeting Fuels U.S. IT Failures

It’s the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, and that means government agencies will go on a use-it-or-lose-it spending spree before midnight on Sept. 30. Much of that ...Full Article

Navy Looks To Float ‘Tactical Cloud’

As government agencies edge closer to cloud adoption, one of the military services is attempting to take a more proactive approach to leveraging cloud technology to deliver tactical applications ...Full Article

GAO Issues Split Decision on DHS Datacenter Contract

The cutthroat federal IT market virtually assures that every time a government agency awards a contract the losers will file a protest. The tactic has become standard operating procedure ...Full Article

IBM DOME Microserver Could Appeal To Enterprises

An experimental microserver system developed by IBM in conjunction with the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy has the potential to end up in commercial systems running massively parallel workloads. ...Full Article

IBM Opens Fed Datacenters in Dallas, DC Area

IBM is opening two new datacenters that will use software and infrastructure from recently acquired SoftLayer to serve the federal government market. Consistent with its application software push, IBM ...Full Article

NIH Preps $20 Billion IT, Cloud Contract

The National Institutes of Health is launching a massive IT acquisition program that will include commodity cloud and managed services. NIH released a request for proposals for its $20 ...Full Article