Investment in sound infrastructure can be innovative and create value on many dimensions. As infrastructure evolves beyond being a commodity, the value gained from its use only increases over time. With its agility in scaling and ability to provide access to platforms world-wide, without budgets and procurement becoming an ordeal, cloud infrastructure helps get things up and running quickly with reduced risk and maintenance cost.
FedRAMP has paved the pathway for federal adoption of cloud computing as a cornerstone of federal security. Still, there needs to be a systematic shift to enable scale for it to build on its success. CSPs share their experience and insights on ways to accelerate, reduce constraints, and even evolve the accreditation process.
Given today’s growing threat environment, state and local government agencies must strengthen infrastructure as well as secure the perimeter. Doing so effectively means using the benefits of next-generation cloud, including the automation it offers to improve security, reliability, and operational efficiency.