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Transformation Infrastructure

By pwsadmin | September 26, 2020

Hybrid IT enables a composable infrastructure which describes a framework whose physical compute, storage, and network fabric resources are treated as services. Resources are logically pooled so that administrators need to physically configure hardware to support a specific software application, which describes the function of a composable architecture. This type of transformative infrastructure is foundational…

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A survey of 2,000 executives conducted by Cognizant in 2016 identified the top five ways digital transformations generate value:      Accelerating speed to market      Strengthening competitive positioning      Boosting revenue growth      Raising employee productivity      Expanding the ability to acquire, engage, and retain customers   Digital transformation is also a cultural change. Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation Since cloud…

Embrace Transformation

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From a business perspective, differentiating business processes and quality customer service are central to overall success. Business leaders must therefore clearly identify and measure how information technology contributes to the value of every key business process. They must also know how to most cost effectively use IT when the task is merely the management of…

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Potential vs. Reality: Is Edge Computing Real?

By pwsadmin | January 19, 2020

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By pwsadmin | December 22, 2019

Digital transformation integrates technology into all areas of an organization’s business or mission. Its fundamental purpose is to create and deliver innovative and industry-changing products and services to a global customer base. This outcome requires the seamless two-way flow of data and information between internal business processes and external processes that interact with customers, business…

The ThinkShield Story Part 1: The Challenge

By G C Network | October 24, 2019

The cybersecurity challenge seems to be growing daily. Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and attacks are becoming more destructive while the corporate world’s response seems to resemble a deer in headlights. Recent examples of this dangerous state of affairs include[1]: A data breach of a US Customs and Border Protection surveillance contractor that led to…

A recent roundtable discussion in Washington, DC with Federal IT and Cyber leaders focused on the business drivers, challenges and evolving strategies around cybersecurity in government.  After an opening presentation by Jim Quinn, the lead systems engineer for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program at the Department of Homeland Security, the discussion highlighted the need for data security. Key takeaways included:
  • A new emphasis on data-level security across government that puts security controls closer to the data itself, rather than focusing on the perimeter.
  • The urgency around data security is increasing, with 71 percent of agencies having been breached, which is a threefold increase from three years ago.
  • Need to deal with an expanding requirement to add more and more capabilities to mission systems with the understanding that protecting data is part of the mission.
  • Agencies that only focus their time, energy and budget on meeting various mandates are having trouble keeping up with evolving cyber threats.
  • While agencies have much flexibility in how they acquire, manage and deliver information and services, they are still responsible for protecting their data. Agencies must, therefore, approach data security at the enterprise level.
  • Data security is a matter of law. 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542 directs agencies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, andavailability of government data.

As I’ve written many times before, organizations need to focus on how to transition to a hybrid IT future.  The overall information technology marketplace is also undergoing these dramatic shifts toward data-centric security.  Data management has moved from the management of structured data into an environment where real-time analysis and reporting of streaming data is essential. 

International commerce is also entering an environment of stricter data management regulations and national data sovereignty laws that, if violated, introduce the possibility of punishing remedies and fines. This rapid progression has also driven a massive change in information technology services. Cloud and managed service providers are meeting this need through the innovative creation and deployment of API accessible, immediately consumable, data manipulation services. Enterprise IT organizations have shown themselves unable to keep pace with the blistering increase in the number and breadth of broader IT marketplace services.  It’s also not cost-effective or even desirable for them to try.

With the recent focus on data-level security and year-end budget sweeps around the corner, shouldn’t your agency be looking at how to better store and protect its data? Mandates around IT Modernization and Cloud Computing aren’t going away soon either.  With cloud and managed service provider data storage solutions so accessible, your current on-premise solution may be hurting your mission in many ways including:
  • High CAPEX driven by significant upfront equipment costs lead to poor ROIs with long payback periods;
  • High OPEX characterized by recurring power, cooling and rack space expenses;
  • Expensive monthly hardware and software maintenance and support fees;
  • Excessive system administration cost and complexity all lead to high ongoing operations expenses;
  • Obsolescence concerns caused by storage vendors that regularly retire products and discontinue support plans, often subjecting customers to costly and disruptive upgrades;
  • High mission operational risk due to an inability to replicate live data to a secondary data center; and
  • Complex legacy storage solutions that are difficult to configure and administer.

Take a minute to think about this. Maybe those year-end sweep dollars would be better spent on improving your mission readiness with a cloud storage solution like Wasabi. Wasabi is hot cloud storage. It’s being used as a way to archive data, or used as 2ndcopy, because the price for storage on Wasabi is so low and they’ve made cloud storage prices predictable with no egress charges.. It’s also secure with 11 nines of durability. Wasabi offers immutability so your data is protected from most common causes of data loss.  Finally Wasabi is high-performing; 6 times faster than its competitors. It’s easy to test by signing up for a free trial at wasabi.com





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