Three Key IT Trends in Federal IT: Mid-Year Update

*+-In late 2014, NetApp’s Dr. Greg Gardner, chief architect for government, defense and intelligence solutions at NetApp, talked with GovDataDownload about his predictions for IT trends for government agencies in ...


NetApp’s Data Fabric: Unrelenting Innovation at Work

*+-Government IT teams are no strangers to the advantages of cloud. Whether public, private or hybrid solutions, cloud offers instant infrastructure and economic flexibility while mitigating overall costs. Yet, some ...

Demystifying Data Fabric: NetApp’s Tom Rascon Explains All

*+-A few weeks ago we first met Tom Rascon, military veteran, IT expert, and Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Defense and Intelligence business for NetApp’s U.S. Public Sector.  ...

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Optimizing the Hybrid Cloud: Advice for State and Local Governments

+-*Just a few years ago, if a state or local government CIO wanted to move data to the cloud the traditional approach was either public or private cloud. If they opted to move data into a public cloud then they had to contend with significant concerns about security and the handcuffs of vendor lock-in.  If […]

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Data Fabric: What is it and how it improves upon agency efficiency

+-*The cloud –whether public, private, or hybrid—brings with it many advantages for government agencies seeking to reduce their capital and operating expenses. With advantages like instant infrastructure and economic flexibility, the allure to the cloud is there for agencies seeking agility while still operating within already strapped budgets. Given these advantages to cloud adoption, it […]

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Does Your Agency Have a Data Backup Strategy Worthy of the 21st Century?

+-*Once upon a time, data storage used to be so simple; a tape, a physical storage location, and occasional audits for security and integrity made up the core of every agency’s data backup strategy. But, in 2015, with petabytes of data being created in the blink of an eye, the old way of storing data […]

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Meet the People Behind the Technology: A Q&A with Chip George

+-*Within the tech arena, creativity and innovation are highly valued commodities that when paired with dedication produce stellar IT professionals. NetApp agrees, striving to bring together the most creative, dedicated and innovative individuals possible as solution providers and trusted partners. With that in mind, GovDataDownload’s editorial staff reached out to Chip George, Senior Director of […]

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Proof Points: Success Stories Demonstrate the Epic Advantage of Hybrid Cloud

+-*What can the public sector learn from their commercial counterparts? While GovDataDownload is generally interested in the data storage issues facing public sector organizations from federal and state government agencies to university medical research facilities to K-12 school districts, they all share the common tribulations that plague complex organizations: Trying to do more with less; […]

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It’s Time to Celebrate our Nation!

+-*Independence Day — for me and my family, it’s the summer holiday. As much as we look forward to parades, a cookout, strawberry shortcake, and fireworks, it’s a chance to remember the freedoms we all enjoy in this great nation. At the end of 2014, there were more than 1.3 million troops serving in active […]

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