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Aileen Black, vice president of public sector at VMware, an IT virtualization company, joined Industry Chatter to discuss virtualization at federal agencies.
January 24th, 2011
Platform as a Service may seem like something that only the most technically oriented IT professional may care about, but it has huge implications for Federal agencies' ability to reduce costs, to leverage modern technology to support their missions, keep employees productive and to truly leverage the capabilities of cloud computing.
March 13th, 2012 at 2PM
The advent of Big Data is creating a challenge for Federal agencies that are pursuing cloud computing and mobility initiatives. If data is locked up in brittle and/or underperforming resources, agencies can't realize the productivity gains promised by cloud computing and post-PC era technologies. Listen to learn more on how your agency can manage the rapid growth of data and derive greater value from that data.
Aileen Black, vice president of federal at IT virtualization company VMware, told In Depth with Francis Rose she thinks agencies are well into the mobile future. VMware, along with Carahsoft and MeriTalk, surveyed more than 150 agency chief information officers and IT managers for a report, "Mobile Power Government: Driving Increasingly Productive, Efficient Agencies."
Federal agencies want to transform physically distributed server, storage and networking resources into secure, elastic, self-healing resource pools to deliver IT as a service. This is Cloud Computing, and its foundation is Virtualization. Federal agencies want to transform physically distributed server, storage and networking resources into secure, elastic, self-healing resource pools to deliver IT as a service. This is Cloud Computing, and its foundation is Virtualization. When storage, networking and servers are woven together on a virtualization platform, Federal agencies can begin an evolutionary - not revolutionary - journey to Cloud Computing.
OMB and GSA issue RFI to see what approaches exist and could be used in government. Document expected to be first of many around cloud computing.
Doug Bourgeois, the former director of the Interior Department's National Business Center, and now the chief cloud executive at software firm VMware, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss data center consolidation efforts.
Aileen Black, vice president for the Public Sector for VMware, answers your questions about virtualization.
September 20, 2011
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Goals are aggressive for Federal datacenter consolidation. A simple way to dramatically consolidate datacenter infrastructure is virtualizing servers. OMB estimates that only 21% of x86 agency servers are virtualized - Is your data center leveraging virtualization? VMware customers achieve average consolidation ratios of 12 to 1 - some as high as 50-1. Performance isn't compromised , since the average server still operates between 5 and 15% of capacity according to industry analysts. Consolidating means working smarter, and leveraging underutilized resources you already have. In fact, virtualization maximizes server utilization and reduces energy costs and consumption up to 90%.