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Data Center, Infrastructure

IT outages create headaches for CBP field workers

October 4, 2017

Via: FCW

Despite a $1.4 billion IT budget, the agency responsible for screening people and cargo entering the U.S. from abroad suffers from system downtime that could lead to increased security risks, according to an internal oversight report. The Department of Homeland […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

Cisco Closes Acquisition Of Springpath As Data Center Innovation Continues At ‘Breaking Speed’

September 25, 2017

Via: CRN

Networking giant Cisco has completed its acquisition of hyper-converged software developer Springpath in a move to boost Cisco’s data center strategy including HyperFlex and its Unified Computing System (UCS) product lines. “Cisco is innovating at breaking speed in the data […]


Big Data, Data Center, Tech

Hitachi Combines Data Center Infrastructure, IoT, Big Data Capabilities In New Company: Hitachi Vantara

September 19, 2017

Via: CRN

Japan-based Hitachi Ltd. Tuesday said it has reorganized its data center infrastructure, big data and Internet of Things capabilities into a new business called Hitachi Vantara. Hitachi Vantara combines the Hitachi Data Systems storage and data center infrastructure business, its Hitachi […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

Why tracking data centers is so hard

September 6, 2017

Via: FCW

The Office of Management and Budget recently reported that the government has closed about 1,900 data centers since the launch of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative in 2010, saving almost $1 billion. It also lists the remaining data center […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

Investors poured millions into a storage network that doesn’t exist yet

August 10, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A blockchain-based cloud storage technology called Filecoin has already raised $52 million from investors. The company is poised to raise millions more on Thursday when it begins selling units of its bitcoin-like cryptocurrency to a larger set of wealthy investors. […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

Can agencies build greater trust in the FOIA process?

July 31, 2017

Via: FCW

With limited resources and an increasing workload, agency officials hope that technology can help automate practices to make the government more transparent. First, however, they need to improve the practices themselves. The process surrounding Freedom of Information Act requests has […]


Data Center, Infrastructure, Networking

Here’s Who Made Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant For Data Center Networking

July 10, 2017

Via: CRN

Network offerings for data centers are evolving to support better agility and cloud architectures, with enterprises needing more integration and orchestration between the network and the rest of the infrastructure, according to Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

VA’s EHR decision and the future of government

June 28, 2017

Via: FCW

There is a lot to like in Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s recent decision to combine forces with the Defense Department to establish modernized electronic health records (EHRs) for our nation’s veterans. Hopefully, that path goes beyond being the start […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

Obama archive to go digital

May 4, 2017

Via: FCW

Post-presidential record-keeping practices are moving into the digital age. The National Archives and Records Administration will start digitizing the unclassified records of the Obama administration, using a new model for the storage of presidential records. Instead of building a new […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

How analytics can transform federal real estate budget planning

May 3, 2017

Via: FCW

Now is the time for federal facility managers and agency real property managers to drive modernization. The new administration is led by a builder who is forming a council of real estate developers to emphasize infrastructure investment as a top […]