September 24, 2018

Cloud Technologies are the Only Way to Manage Complex Data and Compute Requirements in a Dynamic, Elastic Manner

As government agencies are under increasing pressure to modernize IT and shift to the cloud, 1901 Group is well prepared for this transformation.  We’ve built substantial cloud migration and operations capacity in a factory like model in our Enterprise IT Operations Center in Blacksburg, VA.  Additionally, true to our mission, we’ve created over 150 high technology jobs in rural America by investing in our people and our community…all of which delivers real value to our Government customers.”  

Sonu Singh, CEO

The storage, access, and analytics associated with evidentiary law enforcement data, such as video, voice, and IOT generated information is a perfect scenario for leveraging cloud and cloud-based technologies.

In support of IT modernization and technology transformation, agencies need to consider what cloud means when seeking solutions for information storage, information technology (IT) management, regulatory compliance, and disaster recovery. Especially agencies who work with electronic evidentiary information, such as federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and criminal justice.

1901 Group thought leaders provide their insight on the use of cloud computing, managed services and Enterprise IT Operation Centers to improve mission delivery for our customers.

Sonu Singh, CEO
“Our success in creating high tech jobs in rural America, in support of U.S. public sector customers, is a result of agencies starting to modernize their enterprise IT by migrating mission applications to the cloud and confirms that our Enterprise IT Operations Center (a Cloud Migration and operations factory model) in Blacksburg, VA is delivering unique and tangible value within the Federal market.”

Paul Wilkinson, EVP Corporate Strategy and BD
“Cloud adoption in the public sector is poised for significant growth. A new breed of managed service providers is emerging and are capable of securely transforming mission critical workloads from legacy IT environments to a hybrid cloud architecture. However, this shift requires a wholesale change in IT service delivery models moving away from traditionally delivered IT operations to centralized cloud factory teams that use process and technology automation for rapid analysis, planning, migration, operations and optimization of workloads in the cloud.  Additionally, this shift requires an enterprise focus on cyber security as customers have systems that span multiple cloud service providers which requires a 24×7 security operations center and automated information security continuous monitoring to manage and secure customer data and applications.”

James Christopher, EVP Operations and Engineering
“Federal agency challenges today include constrained IT budgets, aging core infrastructure and what is effectively vendor lock-in via costly multi-year enterprise license agreements. These challenges necessitate, but also limit, agency flexibility in moving to cloud environments that offer consumption-based computing and licensing models. 1901 Group is currently working with our federal customers to rationalize, re-platform and re-factor applications and databases as part of cloud migration projects, as well as migrating from proprietary technologies to open source on a firm fixed price basis. This strategy, combined with cloud optimization and elasticity engineering once in the cloud, results in a cost-effective and reliable enterprise environment that is properly positioned to support the organization in the future.”

Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations
“Cloud migration is not a destination, but rather is an integral part of the IT Modernization journey that ultimately requires Agency leadership to refine policies and plans. These respective polices and plans need to frame new contractual agreements that include consumption-based fee models with performance-based SLA’s that enable contractors and Feds to operate clearly within hybrid IT environments. The realization that hybrid is the reality for next 10+ years should help align the appetite for cloud with recipes for hybrid operations and maintenance.”

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