Hitachi Data Systems Federal Blog

Taking Advantage of Cloud Agility to Empower Change Agents in Government

By Brian Houston on Jun 14, 2016 2:59:02 PM

As-a-service (aaS) IT is a powerful force in helping government agencies optimize how they use data. Better use of data gives problem-solvers the resources they need to identify opportunities for improving how the agency operates and delivers services.

How can agencies use aaS IT to support these change agents in leading transformation?

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Topics: Federal IT, Cloud, Cloud Agility, aaS, Legacy Systems, Digital Transformation

2016 Trends: Data Mobility and The Internet of Things

By Mike Tanner on Dec 8, 2015 9:54:32 AM

In 2015, we saw some spectacular advances and use case adoptions for new data and data management technologies in both private and public sectors, from storage virtualization and software-defined data centers to analytics and BI methodologies.

In 2016, there are a number of data technology trends that I believe will really begin to take hold.  Here are my top seven trends where I believe we will see some traction in the new year.

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Topics: Big Data, Cloud, SDI, Flash Storage, Data Analytics, Data Security, Internet of Things, Data Mobility

Paving the Way for Cloud Adoption Requires a Streamlined Infrastructure

By Liz Heiston on Aug 31, 2015 2:26:42 PM

At government-industry events, I’m often asked about the best way to manage a transition to a cloud computing environment. My response is always the same: FedRAMP. In its first two years, FedRAMP has successfully created a marketplace where federal agencies can safely navigate to the cloud by selecting cloud service providers (CSPs). This move affords agencies unprecedented access to their data wherever they are, whenever they want it, and by allowing them to consolidate infrastructures and share information with each other.

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Topics: Cloud, FedRAMP

Navigating the Data Deluge

By Mike Tanner on Jul 28, 2015 6:10:18 PM

When I tell people at cocktail parties that I work with “data,” I almost immediately see the look of overwhelm on their faces, and the rows and columns of ones and zeros flying through their minds. Every day we hear IT executives and datacenter administrators saying they are drowning in that data. On the other hand, program managers, department directors, policy analysts and everyone else in government does not see those ones and zeros. They see (or are looking for) the information they need residing in Word documents, spreadsheets and Power Point presentations, videos and audio files. Often their data is compiled in a variety of siloed databases that in a perfect world would all ‘speak’ to each other and make processes more efficient.

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Topics: Big Data, Federal IT, Cloud, Data Storage

The Hitachi Advantage

By Mike Tanner on Jul 22, 2015 5:52:00 PM

As I talk to federal IT executives, I realize few know of the history of Hitachi Data Systems Federal, our relationship to Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) or Hitachi’s vision of Social Innovation.

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Topics: Big Data, Federal IT, Cloud, Data Storage, Social Innovation

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