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List of government services moving to The Cloud

Agencies identify 78 services for cloud transition, By Joseph Marks, NextGov (05/26/2011).

Federal agencies have identified 78 computer systems they plan to migrate to the cloud within a year, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

…Computer clouds essentially are large banks of computer servers that can operate much closer to full capacity than standard servers by rapidly repacking data as one customer surges in usage and another one dips. Data storage in the cloud is operated like electricity grids or other utilities, with customers paying only for what they use.

A handful of low-risk government services, such as websites that don’t take in sensitive public information, are already in privately owned cloud space.

Agencies Have Identified 78 Systems Migrating to the Cloud Within One Year (10 page PDF listing and describing services by agency).

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