Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services). These resources can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
In 2011 the White House released the Cloud First Strategy, which is a policy intended to accelerate the pace at which the Federal Government realizes the value of Cloud Computing by requiring agencies to evaluate safe, secure, Cloud Computing options before making any new investments. This policy is an important aspect of the government reform efforts working to achieve operational efficiencies by adopting “light” technology and shared services.
- Drive increasing operational efficiency
- Respond faster to constituent needs
Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing inefficiencies and improving service delivery. The cloud computing model can significantly help agencies grappling with the need to provide highly reliable and innovative services quickly, despite resource constraints. By leveraging shared infrastructure and economies of scale, cloud computing presents a compelling business model for federal leadership.
ThunderCat can help facilitate agencies and businesses’ transition to a cloud-based infrastructure. ThunderCat’s offerings are as follows:
ThunderCat has extensive data center consolidation experience and has a long history of helping customers quickly understand the services they deliver to users. Our proven approach of assessment of services, understanding the underlying infrastructure, and delivering best-of-breed architectures allow us to migrate these services from a traditional model to an IaaS/PaaS model. Through extensive experience with Red Hat OpenStack and OpenShift, VMware Cloud Foundations, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, NetApp, as well as many others, ThunderCat helps customers understand the multiple private cloud offerings.
ThunderCat can deliver highly scalable Hybrid Cloud architectures, while maintaining the performance, availability, and security required in today’s environments. ThunderCat partners with companies like Riverbed, Cisco, NetApp, Microsoft, and VMware to deliver resources from the off-premise cloud at on premise speeds. Whether it’s file, object storage, or application based ThunderCat can optimize your cloud infrastructure to deliver on premise performance.
Securing the integrity and managing the access of your data in a public and hybrid cloud environment can be a difficult challenge. Issues arise around many challenges including encryption, multi-tenant access control, and supply chain management. ThunderCat works with existing public cloud partners such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware Cloud on AWS and others to provide solutions to these challenges. ThunderCat enhances the scalable pay as you grow resources these partners offer natively.