Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's strategy aims to spend $20 billion on cloud computing -- Washington Technology -

Cloud computing headed for $20B market

Administration strategy calls for data center reduction to pay for plan

The market for cloud services is about to explode in the government space if Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has his way. HIs recenlty released Federal Cloud Computing Strategy calls for about a quarter of federal IT spending, or $20 billion, to be committed to cloud systems.

Additionally, under the Cloud First program, agencies will be required to move three services to the cloud within 18 months, adopt a cloud model wherever feasible and evaluate cloud options before making investments.

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