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GSA’s email cloud contract could be worth $2.5 billion

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra expects the General Services Administration to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It’s part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing, Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports. Kundra said Wednesday there are $20 billion in systems across the [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , email as a service , GSA , RFP , Vivek Kundra

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:23pm EDT

Cloud market to grow to $241B by 2020

Here’s a fun, “little” cloud computing nugget to digest this lovely Monday afternoon. In its latest report, Forrester Research estimates the global cloud computing market will grow to $241 billion by the year 2020. That’s up from $40.7 billion in 2011. According to the executive summary, the report “forecast[s] shifts in the usage patterns of [...]

Tags: BPaaS , Cloud computing , Forrester Research , IaaS , infoTECH , PaaS , SaaS , ZDNet

Monday - 04/25/2011, 06:24pm EDT

Does cloud computing give you a headache?

The Fed Cloud Blog told you earlier this week about a recent survey of federal IT professionals by InformationWeek. The survey showed 58 percent of respondents are either already using cloud computing or plan to be using it within the next 12 months. Federal News Radio wanted some more information on the survey, so we [...]

Tags: Bob Otto , Cloud computing , cloud-first policy , data center consolidation , InformationWeek

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 05:17pm EDT

This week in cloud computing

Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud Agencies are on track with their cloud computing strategies. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told those in attendance at the NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop that all agencies have identified the three systems they will move to the cloud as part of the administration’s cloud-first [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , cloud-first policy , Dave McClure , GSA , NIST , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 04/17/2011, 03:48pm EDT

Survey: What feds really think about cloud computing

29 percent of federal IT professionals are currently using cloud computing and another 29 percent plan to be using it within the next 12 months, according to the latest survey from InformationWeek Government and InformationWeek Analytics. InformationWeek surveyed 137 federal IT pros for the survey. Some of the other major findings in the survey: 21 [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , FedRAMP , InformationWeek , SAJACC , survey

Sunday - 04/17/2011, 03:55pm EDT

Cloud-first policy, cloud security top of mind for feds

Federal News Radio covered two big stories this week on cloud computing. Check them out! Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern Federal lawyers and record managers are watching closely how the General Services Administration, the Agriculture Department and others move their email and collaboration services to private sector cloud computing providers. Federal News Radio’s Jason [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , cloud security , cloud-first policy , GSA , NIST , USDA , Vivek Kundra

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:19pm EDT

Public vs. private cloud – which is best for you?

It’s the debate going on in many government offices and private companies. Should you go with a public or private cloud? Which is better for your organization? 76 percent of IT decision makers in a recent Info-Tech survey say they are looking initially at private cloud options for their first go in the new arena. [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , Network World , private cloud , public cloud

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 06:06pm EDT

More data center managers using cloud computing

70 percent of data center managers say they are already using or plan to use cloud computing, according to a survey by AFCOM. Of that 70 percent, 36.6 percent of respondents are already using the cloud. That’s up from 14.9 percent of managers surveyed in 2010. However, another 28 percent tell AFCOM they have no [...]

Tags: AFCOM , Cloud computing , data centers , Gartner

Sunday - 04/03/2011, 05:28pm EDT

Cloud computing progress to be discussed at NIST forum

Government and industry leaders are coming together to discuss progress the government has made to advance open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold its Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop III April 7-8 at the agency’s headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. Working groups formed at [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , NIST , Patrick Gallagher , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 03/20/2011, 05:59pm EDT

NASA cloud pioneer leaves agency

Chris Kemp, NASA’s chief technology officer for IT, is leaving the agency. Kemp announced his resignation on his agency blog saying, “As budgets kept getting cut and continuing resolutions from Congress continued to make funding unavailable, I saw my vision for the future slowly slip further from my grasp.” Kemp was one of the pioneers [...]

Tags: Chris Kemp , Cloud computing , CTO , NASA , NASA Ames , Nebula

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 03:02pm EDT
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