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2nd Government Cloud Computing Survey – A Sneak Peek

This month, we’re in the middle of collecting data for our 2nd Government Cloud Computing Survey. to peek your curiosity (an to entice your participation) here is a sneak peek of some of the results. First, I want to thank the Government customer community for a significant increase in their participation. Although industry participation has…

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Government could save billions with cloud computing

In a recent study, published by MeriTalk, Red Hat and DLT Solutions, the Federal government could save $6.6 billion by using cloud computing or software-as-a-service. “Looking at 30 federal agencies, the study assumes every agency is starting from scratch with new technology. So instead of buying new software, agencies could save money using open-source instead…

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Cloud Games at FOSE 2009

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE Booz Allen Hamilton is launching its Cloud Computing Wargame (CCW)T at FOSE March 10-12, 2009 in Washington, DC. The CCW is designed to simulate the major decision factors government agencies’ IT executives and Program Managers must take into consideration when moving to a cloud environment. FOSE attendees will have the opportunity…

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IBM and Amazon

According to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) site, you can now use DB2, Informix, WebSphere sMash, WebSphere Portal Server or Lotus Web Content Management on Amazon’s EC2 cloud. “This relationship will enable you to bring your own IBM licenses to Amazon EC2, utilize IBM’s ‘Development’ AMIs, or leverage the ‘Production’ Amazon EC2 running IBM service.…

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A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing

Yesterday, Berkeley released their View of Cloud Computing with a view that cloud computing provides an elasticity of resources, without paying a premium for large scale, that is unprecedented in the history of IT. Specifically, cloud computing provides: The illusion of infinite computing resources available on demand, thereby eliminating the need for Cloud Computing users…

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Cloud Economic Models

One of the most important drivers of cloud computing in the Federal space is its perceived “compelling” economic value. Some initial insight on the economic argument is now available on the Government Cloud Computing Community website. According to Booz Allen Hamilton, cloud computing changes much of what is now understood about estimating IT costs and…

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Cloud Computing In Government: From Google Apps To Nuclear Warfare

Today, I want to thank John Foley of InformationWeek for an enjoyable interview and his excellent post, Cloud Computing In Government: From Google Apps To Nuclear Warfare. Our discussion covered cloud-bursting at sea by battleship groups, satellite imagery, and open source software development. Please read his post and comment on other examples of government use…

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CloudCamp Federal @ FOSE

Sign up now CloudCamp Federal @ FOSE, March 10,2009, 3pm – 8:30pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW , Washington, DC. As a follow-up to last November’s sucessful CloudCamp Federal this event will also be held as an unconference where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a…

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Thank You NVTC “Cool Tech” and TechBISNOW !!

Thank you to Dede Haas, Chris D’Errico and the Northern Virginia Technology Council for the opportunity to speak at yesterday’s NVTC “Cool Tech” Committee meeting! The Agilex facilities were awesome and I couldn’t ask for more from the audience. I also want to thank TechBISNOW for the great coverage. For those unable to attend, NVTC…

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A Significant Event in Cloud Interoperability

On Jan 20th, GoGrid released it’s API specification under a Creative Commons license. “The Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license, under which the GoGrid cloudcenter API now falls, allows for the ability to: Share, distribute, display and perform the work Make derivative works The GoGrid cloudcenter API re-use must, however, fall under the following…

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