A Decision Process for Applying Cloud Computing in Federal Environments

Date Added: Aug 2010
Format: PDF

Commercial industry's use of cloud computing, leveraging economies of scale, commoditizing processing power and storage, and incrementally leasing only the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure that is needed at a given moment, is presenting a compelling business model to Federal leadership, worthy of further investigation. In considering the application of cloud computing approaches to support Federal IT enterprise portfolios, it is useful to have a structured engineering process, flowing from an initial cloud service concept through to implementation, that clarifies and defines the key decision information required and contemporary cloud options.