Government Clouds for Federal Agencies: The Public Sector Guide to IaaS Success
More than half of all government data centers have closed in recent years. Why? High operating costs, budget constraints, and obsolescence of equipment are motivating many of these organizations to switch to cloud computing.
Despite the modernization of the public sector, agencies still face challenges when it comes to data privacy in the cloud. Migrating to the cloud represents a seismic shift away from traditional IT practices. This not only requires a different approach to regulatory compliance but also operational management and application architecture.
In this paper, we tackle the essentials of the cloud from a public sector perspective. We take you through the key compliance frameworks that apply to governmental agencies, examine the types of IaaS offerings available and provide you with introductory guidance to cloud best practices.