Agencies open up to OpenStack

Grazed from FedScoop. Author: Wyatt Kash.

Three out of four government IT professionals in a new poll say their agencies are now using cloud computing services. The new survey also found that a significant portion of the respondents have favorable perceptions about the cost, security and ease of deploying the popular open source software platform, OpenStack, for their on-premises cloud computing initiatives.

The findings indicate that open source technology, like OpenStack, is coming into wider use within government agencies, with about one-fourth of government respondents reporting that their agencies currently use open source technology for their on-premises cloud services. The technology manages large clusters of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter as an alternative to using proprietary cloud software...

The study also identified a greater commitment toward technologies that permit rapid, iterative development: Seven in 10 government respondents said their agencies are using, planning or considering adopting agile software development methods...

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