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GDIT Advances Multicloud Adoption; James Hannah Quoted

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business completed its migration to the cloud by closing its final data center at the end of 2022 and has pushed the adoption of a multicloud strategy by working with several vendors to meet the company’s back-office requirements, CIO reported Friday.

We’ve gone through our digital transformation already and migrated all of our application workloads into either an IaaS or SaaS environment,” said James Hannah, a senior vice president and global chief information officer of GDIT.

As part of the digital modernization effort, Hannah and his team conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the defense contractor’s workloads to help determine which cloud platform to use to support such workloads.

“I think that the clouds are quite good. We saw a lot of reduction in cost,” Hannah said. “We were able to get better metrics and reporting. And it increased or strengthened our DR [disaster recovery] posture overall.”

He noted that his team is working to determine how GDIT can further evolve assets into cloud-native applications to optimize scalability and performance.

“That’s part of the evolution to the cloud,” Hannah said. “You’re not going to be in a constant state of transformation. For me, it’s more of an evolution, assessing workloads and making sure they are still where they need to be.”

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