USA.gov Moves to Cloud, Saves 90% #cloudcompuing

As reported in Government Technology on May 1, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has moved the USA.gov information portal to a flexible cloud-based platform provided by Miami’s Terremark Worldwide.

[GSA acting associate administrator Martha] Dorris said the move will cut the portal’s infrastructure costs by as much as 90 percent and improve its capabilities. “We’re saving money and we’ll have a flexible infrastructure,” she said, adding that complete migration to the new platform would be done by September.

 

If the U.S. Goverment is willing to deploy large (100 million visitors) and important systems to cloud infrastructures, why would enterprise IT groups hold back?

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