Best Practices for Shared Infrastructure Data Storage in the Federal Government
To establish the most effective shared infrastructure data storage environment for the Federal Government as it embraces cloud computing, it is necessary to examine all parts of the IT stack, including enterprise storage. New best practices in shared infrastructure data storage can dramatically improve the cost, flexibility, and environmental impact of an overall cloud architecture. This shared storage architecture can also improve the efficiency of traditional hard-drive-based storage and can virtualize legacy storage systems. A multi-tenant virtual storage solution can provide open data sharing while maintaining security controls for each agency co-located in the federal cloud. As a leading provider of enterprise storage to the Federal Government, and a chief innovator of shared infrastructure data storage platforms, NetApp can assist with best practices to make the Federal Government's vision for cloud computing a reality.