April 13, 2023
When it comes to the federal government, the old news is “move to the cloud.” Today, the question is, how can your agency optimize its presence in the hybrid cloud?
Today, we sit down with a tech veteran, Michelle Rudnicki, the Vice President of the U.S. Public Sector for NetApp to answer that question. Her company has been involved in data management for decades and it is difficult to shoehorn her observations into a 25-minute interview. We have decided to look at some of the newer offerings from NetApp and see where they can be applied in federal information technology.
Michelle gave a great explanation of what “tiering” means for government IT. “Tiering” involves looking at the types of data one is storing and analyzing the most cost-effective way to store that data in the cloud. NetApp has a tool called “Cloud Checker” that provides visibility and transparency to accomplish that end. NetApp is collaborating with Amazon Web Services with an offering called “ONTAP.” Michelle explains ONTAP allows the least amount of friction when a federal system is seeking to make a change to the AWS cloud system.
“BlueXP” certainly sounds like a new rocket from SpaceX, but it is not. During the interview, Michelle explains that BlueXP gives you a view of your data landscape through one point of control. Sounds like visibility on steroids.
It looks like the hybrid cloud is reaching a point where many of the basics have been developed and now, we are at a maturity level where there is so much data to manage that fine-tuning can allow for significant savings.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 57 Dual Use Technology & the World of Operational Technology
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