Unraveling the Hairball of Hybrid IT as You Migrate to the Cloud

With the vast majority of enterprises now managing hybrid clouds, how do cloud consumers and cloud service providers (CSPs) grapple with roles and responsibilities in the shared scenario of hybrid cloud computing models? When private and public clouds come together, yet remain distinct entities, things start to look somewhat confusing.

Organizations must find IT staff who understand both legacy and cloud environments and can manage systems, data, applications, and security across both.

Visualizing VPC Networking

Jetlag is a mind killer.

Anyone who has ever had to regularly brave the US Airport Circus to make sure the checks don’t bounce at the end of the month, understands that jetlag isn’t something that only hits you the day after you travel. The confused, fuzzy-headed filter will occasionally slam down on your poor hapless brain anywhere from 24 to 168 hours after landing back in your home time zone.

AWS Elastic File System (EFS) is Production Ready

It's finally here!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) just announced that the Elastic File System (or "EFS") is a live production service. The service is provisioned out of three regions currently: US-EAST-1, US-WEST-2, and EU-WEST-1.

EFS was originally announced over a year ago at AWS re:Invent in 2015. By AWS standards, the service has been in "preview" for quite some time. I'll admit to you, I was getting a little skeptical that it was going to make it out of preview, but hey, it's good to be wrong sometimes.

One-of-a-Kind Purchasing Program Simplifies Higher Ed Cloud Adoption

Keeping pace with changes in enterprise-level technology is no easy feat. For education institutions and universities, in particular, making sense of the available options for managing complex operational and technological infrastructures can be mind-boggling.

The importance of cloud computing in this mix can’t be underestimated. Today, nearly 70% of higher education institutions in North America have moved or are moving systems to the cloud, while 50% have adopted cloud-based collaboration systems.

Technically News – 6/27

This week in our government IT news round-up: Successful Software Projects Are No Accident; Symantec Launches Cybersecurity Program to Bridge Workforce Gap; CIA Information Chief Talks Cloud Computing, Culture Clash at Amazon Event; 5 Tips for Building BYOD Programs for Local Government; Chris LaPoint on Info Security and Automation in Government IT

Technically News - 2/14

This week in Technically News: NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework; Who Bears Blame for Data-Center Consolidation Setbacks?; Cybersecurity Trends for 2014; The Outlook for Government IT Spending in 2014; DLT Solutions Offers Amazon Cloud Services to Texas Schools, Public Sector