Network and Application Modernization

Brandon Gulla, the chief technology officer of Rancher Government Solutions, said that virtualization is fast giving way to use of containerization managed under Kubernetes. That combination of technologies lets IT organizations approach what Gulla called the three pillars of excellence – security, speed and scale.

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As federal agencies slowly move away from the mainframe/data center model that once dominated their IT infrastructure, the hybrid, multi-cloud model has been elevated, while some smaller agencies are moving exclusively to the cloud approach. The most-recent addition to data workloads and virtual machines is edge computing. At the Department of Veterans Affairs, as you could imagine, IT is huge.

The day-to-day efforts at federal agencies to evolve and improve on their digital transformation, means things like innovation and reimagining can’t just be buzzwords. An organization’s culture, people, and customer experience all play a role.

As federal agencies move to a hybrid, multi-cloud model of computing, they are moving past virtualization, in search of more elastic methods to manage workloads. The incorporation of edge computing can augment clouds and data centers with lightweight and fully functioning applications.

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