In this exclusive executive briefing, IT specialists discuss how federal agencies are approaching cloud computing.
But like large agencies, small ones still have to be able to take advantage of the technologies like cloud and emerging ones like machine learning or robotics process automation to modernize their services and improve their cyber postures.
The adoption of a hybrid cloud model leads agencies down the path of creating an approach to security that is based on the zero trust model, where identity management helps define who has access and how that access is defined to specific data and applications.
Moving any enterprise to the cloud presents new challenges, particularly as data is moved off-premises. Over the last seven-plus years, agencies have faced many of those challenges as they decided what type of services in the cloud to implement.
Bill Rowan, the vice president of federal sales for VMware, said the desire for mobility is driving agencies toward cloud services and software-defined networking to make data and applications available anywhere, at any time.