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How Benefits.gov uses the cloud to its advantage
Monday - 11/29/2010, 8:38pm EST
Many federal agencies are contemplating the use of the cloud. But Benefits.gov has already made the jump according to program manager Curtis Turner. Part of the reason – to reduce costs on equipment maintenance.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides the Labor Department with the hosting environment for the site.
“Part of their mission is to provide services to other federal agencies. In our search for an adequate host, a business decision was made to continue to host with a federal government agency that we know is in compliance with all the government rules and regulations regarding technology,” Turner tells Federal News Radio.
Turner says at the time DoL made the decision “industry was just starting to shape its product set for what was then known as cloud computing. No single individual vendor at the time was offering what we needed to have. It just didn’t meet our requirements.”
Hear the full interview with Turner by clicking the link above.