Is Public Sector Cloud Computing For Real?
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and CTO Aneesh Chopra have extolled the virtues of cloud computing since taking office, and in a survey published by ScienceLogic at this year's FOSE conference in March, some 33 percent of federal IT professionals have cloud computing on their agendas for 2010, a major increase from 12 percent a year ago.
Van Ristau, CTO of DLT Solutions, Herndon, Va., recently suggested to CRN that the government is serious about cloud, about consolidating data centers and open government. Like many observers, Ristau says the vision is there, and the execution will come slowly.
"I think the vision is great, but things were moving a little too fast and they had to step back and take a look at how they were really going to approach it," said FedSources' Bjorklund, assessing how federal agencies have responded to the clarion call of cloud.