Cloud (for disaster recovery and data protection)

We all have an idea of what the men and women of Customs and Border Protection look like, defending America in uniform. Then, of course, there’s the protection that’s not so visible, in the cloud.

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When it comes to the cloud, state governments, like the one in Maryland, are combining commercial-cloud providers with their own data centers for mission delivery, backup and recovery.

The United States Agency for International Development has more than 80 overseas mission locations, and nearly all of its storage is in the cloud.

As federal agencies mature in the way they use commercial cloud computing services, among the discoveries are new ways of going hybrid, or using government-owned data centers in conjunction with cloud services. Among these discoveries,…