Insight by Oracle and Intel

It’s a multiple cloud, hybrid world now

Federal cloud computing has moved into what you might call its 2.0 era. This is thanks to a growing and more robust roster of commercial cloud services, greater experience on the part of agency tech staffs, and policy development encouraging cloud adoption.

If cloud era 1.0 involved picking a cloud provider to host email and related collaborative tools, cloud era 2.0 is marked by use of multiple commercial clouds, hosting of mission-related applications, and architectural and software development approaches geared towards cloud deployment.

Federal News Network and Oracle convened a panel of federal cloud practitioners to discuss the issues in their journeys to delivering the mission in the cloud.

Whether your agency maintains a data center and uses cloud service providers, or whether you’re cloud-only, the practices and experiences of this panel will give you valuable insight into future strategies.

Considerations in Having Multiple Clouds

We have a strategy for going into the cloud … four main reasons. Improve agility; consolidate all of our digital assets behind high powered, intelligence enabled services; getting a seamless customer experience; and shifting our workforce more towards working on the mission.

Navigating Applications to the Cloud

We certainly feel that, as a result of this journey, we’ll reduce our data center footprint. We’re on an IT transformation using the agile framework approach. We could use some of that data center space … to get our agile teams co-located.

Application Rationalization and Human Capital Management

In choosing cloud service providers, there are five areas we see federal agencies looking at. Your workloads; investment protection; service levels, performance and manageability; coexistence between the cloud and your data center; and migration – don’t just assume you can migrate your workloads to a given cloud.

Listen to the full show:

Panel of experts

  • Laura Kurup

    Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Chezian Sivagnanam

    Chief Enterprise Architect, National Science Foundation

  • Debbie Stephens

    Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Steve Prescott

    Executive Program Director, Public Sector, Oracle

  • Tom Temin

    Host, The Federal Drive, Federal News Network

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