FCW: DHS cloud push comes with complications

“The Department of Homeland Security wants to make a big play for the cloud, but the moves are creating some ripple effects within its legacy IT environment and two of its biggest data centers.”

“DHS is in the midst of a major overhaul, using the pending expiration of contracts for two of its primary data centers in Mississippi and Virginia — frequently referred to as Data Centers One and Two — to consolidate and modernize the software systems hosted there.”

“A DHS official told FCW in February that the department planned to eventually close the Virginia data center (DC 2) after migrating many of its 153 systems and 8,000 devices to the Mississippi location (DC 1).”

“Carlene Ileto, executive director of the Infrastructure Service Division at DHS, told FCW that while that’s still the plan over the long term, some older software systems at the Virginia location may not be cloud-ready when the contract with HP expires in…” Read the full article here. 

Source: DHS cloud push comes with complications – By Derek B. Johnson, September 18, 2019. FCW.

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