Making Sense of Federal IT’s Move to the Cloud and Software-Defined Networking
The federal government is being roiled by many of the technology trends that are affecting the commercial market, including the adoption of cloud services and the move to flexible, ( #SDN )software-defined networks. By pushing to consolidate and optimize data centers, and by making it easier for cloud service providers to get certified by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, the government is now more than ever encouraging agencies to move to the cloud. How will these shifts affect federal IT leaders and those working under them? And how does the experience of the U.S. government compare to that of foreign governments that are dealing with the same technology trends? Recently, FedTech spoke with Tim Solms, #Juniper Networks’ vice president of U.S. federal and managing director of worldwide government, to discuss how the adoption of cloud services and transformation of networks is affecting federal IT.