Thursday, October 29, 2009

Los Angeles goes to cloud computing with Google

It is somewhat appropriate that the city of Angels makes this move to get into cloud computing.

What is even more ironic is that they are doing it with Microsoft’s money.

“Google has pushed Google Apps as an option for government agencies, promising to ship a product called Government Cloud, which will be certified under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), sometime next year”

"According to a Sept. 15 memo from the Los Angeles Information Technology Agency, Google will "provide a new separate data environment called 'GovCloud.' The GovCloud will store both applications and data in a completely segregated environment that will only be used by public agencies.""

This is a big win for cloud computing on a few fronts as it continues to be seen as a way to save money while keeping (and at times enhancing) the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information systems.

Joe Stein

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