With the global pandemic as a large catalyst, federal agencies are looking to the cloud more and more to support everyday operations, making the ability to seamlessly monitor and manage assets in a hybrid cloud setting crucial. This functionality has become an embedded part of federal IT strategy, but many agencies are still struggling with how to take the next steps from both an execution standpoint and a budgetary standpoint.
To learn more about the infrastructure and procurement planning needed to make those efforts possible, Government Technology Insider recently hosted experts from the MCP team on its podcast.
Mike Buchko, VP of Sales and Marketing, Sharon Kinikin, Contracts Manager and HR Manager, and JD Reddy, Senior Sales Engineer, all offered their unique perspective on the seemingly complex process of federal agencies migrating to and operating in a hybrid cloud environment.
Buchko, Kinikin, and Reddy all spoke to their respective areas of expertise as it relates to managing a hybrid cloud environment in the new federal work environment, including:
• The ongoing challenges the federal space sees around cloud adoption including
• Important considerations to make around the current procurement and planning process, including details about MCP’s existing BPA.
• The ins and outs of tools and technologies being applied based on an agency’s specific needs like containers and Kubernetes
• What next steps for a federal agency looks like in this process
Buchko likened the hybrid cloud environment for federal agencies to a symphony, with each section playing its role in creating a cohesive, harmonious sound. “That’s the latticework, the layer of products that we’re talking about here, right? This orchestra of products that allow us to pull together what would be a cacophonous sound and turn it into something very musical and actually produce mission results.”
You can listen to the full discussion about what the hybrid cloud “symphony” is comprised of and how it operates on the Government Technology Insider podcast channel here.