Journey through Enterprise IT Services
In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

A New Style of IT is securely emerging in government clouds

Civilian agencies, the intelligence community, DoD, and their systems integrators are looking to capitalize on opportunities for efficiencies, reduced costs, and competitive advantage. So says the abstract for “1286 - HP's vision, strategy, and best practices for private, public, and cloud brokering in US federal IT environments,” a session by Henry Fleischmann, Chief Technologist for Federal Cloud Solutions, HP at HP Protect 2013. This session details the cloud journeys taken by enterprises, calling out its application, architecture, and the evolution and deployment of services. Moreover, the session also addresses the shift from a product-centric approach toward a service-centric private and hybrid cloud model. A New Style of IT is emerging in government-based cloud computing.

To be or not to be 100 percent protected

Today, there is simply no way to provide 100 percent protection,” says Steve Lazerowich, a security solution leader within the U.S. Public Sector practice for HP Enterprise Services. Adversaries – be they hackers, criminal elements, or nation states – can penetrate the enterprise information systems to the core. So what can the nations of today do? “The best approach is defense in depth,” says Lazerowich, speaking of a multi-layered approach to protecting systems. Let’s explore this further.

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