navy quartermaster with computer on USS ashland Quartermaster 3rd Class Sharon Stone checks coordinates on a computer on the bridge of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland on Aug. 3, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley)

How Government Can Prepare for the Multicloud Future

The Defense Department’s new Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, which would move the DOD’s entire cloud ecosystem to a single public cloud provider, has attracted significant attention in recent weeks.

At first glance, consolidating multiple clouds seems like a good idea that would streamline services. However, for an organization as large as the DOD, with tens of thousands of applications, millions of endpoint devices and an incredibly diverse and challenging operation environment, a single cloud is not a realistic path forward.

Instead, government agencies should be investing in a multicloud strategy that leverages the strengths of both public and private clouds to achieve better security, flexibility and cost savings for the American taxpayer.

Read more at Government Executive

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