Training Cloud First: Overview, Strategies and Options for Government IT Managers – 1 day

Class overview :

As the world’s largest consumer of information technology, the United States government encounters barriers to achieving optimum productivity and efficiency. Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing these inefficiencies and improving government service delivery.

Class goals :

  • Evaluating cloud computing technologies to improve government service delivery
  • Applying light technology and shared solutions for improved operational efficiency
  • Selecting the best cloud deployment model to meet requirements
  • Aligning cloud solutions with project requirements to identify first movers
  • Examining potential barriers and pitfalls to government cloud adoption
  • Analyzing government-wide initiatives to illustrate successful cloud implementations

Content of Cloud First: Overview, Strategies and Options for Government IT Managers

Cloud Computing Initiative: Defining a New Strategy for Government IT

Exploring the cloud computing landscape

  • Business case for the Cloud-first policy
  • Mapping agency priorities to cloud attributes

Analyzing cloud computing delivery models

  • Public
  • Private
  • Hybrid
  • Community
  • Layering cloud services to create a coherent architecture

Achieving System Agility with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Implementing IaaS for operational efficiency

  • Improving infrastructure procurement lead time
  • Cost-effective, scalable and reliable data storage with Amazon Simple Storage Solution (S3)
  • Immediate response to dynamic system requirements
  • Auto-scaling infrastructure capacity to handle unpredictable demands

Federal, state and local agency case studies

  • Computing intensive tasks with hundreds of servers at minimal cost
  • Hosting a scalable Web application with Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2)

Integrating Software as a Service (SaaS) to Lower the Cost of Government Operations

Benefiting from SaaS

  • Exploring best practices of the SaaS delivery model
  • Minimizing administration costs
  • Improving productivity and collaboration
  • Replacing capital investments with pay-per-use

Federal, state and local agency case studies

  • Implementing a SaaS vulnerability assessment system to reduce costs and increase security
  • Managing and maintaining customer relationships with

Selecting the Right Cloud Deployment Model

Leveraging public clouds

  • Enabling shared solutions for reduced cost and increased efficiency
  • Choosing a public cloud vendor
  • Identifying the right services to move to the cloud

Implementing private clouds

  • Determining when a private cloud is required
  • Deciding on a private cloud architecture

Federal, state and local agency case studies

  • Improving resource utilization with private clouds
  • Leveraging public clouds for Federal systems

Improving Application Delivery with Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Leveraging PaaS to simplify deployment

  • Employing off-premise execution platforms
  • Instantaneous provisioning
  • Achieving transparent application scalability
  • Exploiting prepackaged configurations with Windows Azure and the Google App Engine

Live, in-class demonstrations

  • Deploying applications to the Google App Engine for dynamic scalability
  • Hosting ASP.NET data-driven applications in the Windows Azure cloud

Evaluating Potential Barriers to Adopting the Cloud

Security implications in the cloud

  • Complying with FISMA requirements
  • Achieving acceptable reliability and service-level agreements
  • Aligning security requirements with cloud solutions
  • Assessing cloud vendors authorized by FedRAMP

Building a strong governance foundation

  • Establishing cloud computing standards
  • Changing to a pay-per-use procurement model
  • Evaluating the impact on employee skill requirements
  • Best practices for government cloud services procurement

Live, in-class demonstration

  • Investigating FISMA certified vendors

Moving Forward to Cloud Adoption

  • Conducting a cloud-based alternatives analysis
  • Selecting services for cloud migration
  • Determining first movers
  • Identifying a pilot project
  • Creating a decision framework for your agency
  • Streamlining RFP processes to relevant cloud services

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
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  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
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