The federal government market is ramping up its move from in-house data centers to cloud services, according to Gene Zapfel, group vice president of Unisys Federal Systems.
In an interview with CRN TV at the recent XChange Public Sector 2012 event, Zapfel said the federal government has accelerated its cloud adoption this year. "It's a pretty big change," he said. "It's now moving up into the commercial clouds."
Zapfel also discussed how government agencies are continuing to consolidate their data centers, especially smaller ones, as data center services are moved to the cloud. "There will be fewer data centers going forward," Zapfel said. "Pretty much every month we're hearing about more of them getting shut down."
Zapfel also discussed federal IT budget pressure this year, as well as Unisys' strategic push toward mobile applications and app development.
Watch the full interview with Zapfel on CRN TV.