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Lessons on Cloud Migration: A New Way Forward

Aaron Cornfeld
Group Vice President, Solution Engineering for North America Public Sector and Higher Education, Oracle

The Federal Government’s push to drive agencies away from legacy technology and implement modern cloud solutions has been a work in progress. Despite adopting a ‘cloud-first’ strategy in 2011 and adopting the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) a year later, agencies are still slow to advance their journey to the cloud. Many are proceeding with caution, facing issues ranging from budget and internal resources to a shifting political landscape and security concerns.

Cloud experts within a number of federal agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture, Education, and State, have shared their insights on the prevalent challenges of cloud migration in this Government Business Council report, covering:

  • Lessons for managing cloud migration pain points
  • The IT modernization challenges and obstacles facing federal agencies
  • How effective leadership and key management can elevate migration efforts

Migrating workloads to the cloud offers agencies an opportunity to improve mission performance outcomes and achieve substantial benefits around security features, performance, agility and cost. But success is not achieved by simply moving workloads to the cloud with any provider – many of which offer a one-size-fits-all solution.

Oracle’s approach differs from other cloud providers, which may simply move the same manual processes onto a shared infrastructure. While this may lower some hardware and infrastructure costs initially, the vast majority of expected cost savings and other efficiencies of the cloud could be difficult to realize.

Running applications in Oracle Cloud provides best-in-class security features at a reduced cost. With a deep understanding of the needs of the public sector built on decades of experience, Oracle Cloud can help agencies looking to move their most challenging and mission-critical workloads to the cloud achieve significant benefit, value and security features.

Find out how your organization can securely move your mission-critical applications to the cloud by attending Oracle’s 10th Annual Federal Forum on Dec. 14 in our nation’s capital at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. At the conference, you’ll hear from prominent keynote speakers like U.S. Representative Will Hurd, chairman of the Information Technology Subcommittee, and Thomas Kurian, president of product development at Oracle.

The conference will host dozens of sessions and workshops spanning not only cloud computing, but also enabling technologies like Blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and ChatBots. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with 1,500 peers and partners and hear the latest on government cloud technology solutions.

You can learn more about the conference and register here.  

 

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