“The State Department is a far-flung agency with about 110,000 users, 275 worldwide locations, 50 locations in the U.S., and 47 different reporting organizations that all have their own unique security categorization requirements and business use cases that require IT support. Therefore, the agency adopted a multi-cloud approach to gets its arms around those numerous sectors and missions, said Brian Merrick, the State Department’s Cloud Program Management Office director.
‘With such a large number of disparate business requirements, it’s really important to think about having more than one cloud provider to meet those needs,’ he said.
However, before deploying any cloud services, the agency needed to adopt a mission-oriented approach. Merrick said the State Department had to sort out its various mission purposes and make sure the correct tools would be utilized for each mission, whether using on-premise servers or cloud servers…” Read the full article here.
Source: State Dept. Takes Mission Focus to Deploying Multi-Cloud Environment – By Lisbeth Perez, August 27, 2021. MeriTalk.