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VMware Offers IaaS, SaaS Platforms Via NASPO ValuePoint Deal With Utah

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2017 — VMware (NYSE: VMW) and the state of Utah have inked a nine-year agreement for the delivery of infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service platforms through the National Association of State Procurement Officers’ ValuePoint vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Thursday the agreement works to enable state governments and other …

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AWS Certifies QTS as ‘Advanced Consulting Partner’ for Cloud Management

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 24, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has named data center services provider QTS Realty Trust as an “Advanced Consulting Partner” after the latter met requirements to manage client access to AWS cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. QTS said Thursday the certification works to build on its …

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HyTrust’s John De Santis: Agencies Should Adopt Platforms for Security Policy Enforcement

John De Santis, chairman and CEO of HyTrust, has said government agencies should adopt a strategic approach to security when moving to the cloud through the implementation of security platforms and controls that work to “enforce security policy” against cyber threats. “By deploying software to continuously enforce policies in real time, …

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George Wilson: ECS Federal Buys InfoReliance in Cyber, Cloud Delivery Expansion Push

ECS Federal has purchased cloud and cybersecurity services provider InfoReliance for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand the delivery of cybersecurity, cloud and agile software platforms to clients in the intelligence and defense markets. InfoReliance CEO Andrew Butler will move to ECS to serve as a senior vice …

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SAP NS2’s Carmen Krueger: Agencies Should Have a Framework for Cloud Transition

Carmen Krueger, senior vice president and general manager of cloud operations at SAP (NYSE: SAP) National Security Services, has said government agencies should develop a plan before moving to the cloud in order to determine how cloud adoption would impact service delivery, business processes and mission. Krueger wrote that agencies should have a …

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AWS Tech to Support NASA Live-Stream Video From Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) will support a NASA live-stream event on April 26 using its Elemental encoding software and CloudFront content delivery network, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Variety reported Tuesday the 4K Ultra HD video feed from space will feature a panel discussion between NASA astronaut Peggy …

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AWS Hosts Blackboard Learning Mgmt System on GovCloud (US) Region

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2017 — Amazon Web Services‘ (Nasdaq: AMZN) GovCloud (US) Region now supports Blackboard‘s learning management system as part of efforts to enable government agencies to utilize the cloud for online learning programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Blackboard said Monday the availability of Blackboard Learn on a cloud environment …

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VMware’s Tim Merrigan: Agencies Should Centralize IT Operations to Modernize Service Delivery

Tim Merrigan, vice president of state, local and education at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies should work to centralize information technology operations in an effort to determine their requirements and change the way they deliver services to citizens. Merrigan wrote that agencies should also acknowledge the role of …

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VMware’s Bill Rowan: IT Automation to Help Agencies Address Challenges

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2017 — Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said the use of cloud and other technologies such as software-defined networking works to drive IT automation at government agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Federal News Radio reported Friday that Rowan, an inductee into …

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AWS’ Jennifer Chronis Talks Benefits, Support Tools for Commercial Cloud Adoption at DoD

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 5, 2017 — Jennifer Chronis, general manager for Defense Department programs at Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), has said DoD can leverage security as one of many benefits in the adoption of cloud platforms, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. She wrote in an article published March that other advantages to commercial …

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