It’s time to consolidate your data center footprint and leave those legacy systems behind. And for many public sector organizations, this sounds like an impossible task. But with the cloud all becomes possible. Cloud solutions enable agencies to revolutionize the way they deliver on the mission. By leveraging secure, scalable solutions, agencies are meeting regulatory requirements, easing burdens on IT teams, and streamlining workflows to be more efficient and effective.
To learn more about how agencies can leverage the cloud and take the first step on their journey, we spoke with Mark Comishock, Director, Product Management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Comishock is participating in the upcoming Oracle Cloud for Government Foundations Training. This two-part training is being held on September 17 and September 24. The sessions will explore how a government agency can best leverage the cloud to build a complaint, mission-ready environment, and ensure it’s truly ready to use the cloud to its full potential.
Comishock said agencies are looking to cloud solutions to improve existing workloads. From reducing data center footprints to creating innovative applications, the cloud can help remedy many of today’s key challenges government organizations are facing. “For agencies looking to the cloud to deploy their mission-critical applications there are a number of factors that customers are considering including a secure platform, a compliant platform, and cost competitiveness,” he noted.
As an entry-level course, the training is designed to help IT professionals become familiar with cloud infrastructure and will explore how the Oracle cloud answers a variety of challenges through scalable, FedRAMP-authorized services. “If you use cloud as a platform, there are people, processes, and technology that comprise the three pillars of success,” Comishock said. The people – they have the skills they bring to the table; the process – that includes security and compliance; and then the technology – that’s the ability to run an enterprise workload.
This training focuses on building the strong foundations needed to support those pillars. With information on cloud concepts, key cloud features, different solutions and services, security, and operational models, these sessions are a great resource for IT leaders and project manages to deepen their skillsets, along with the option of a cloud certification.
“Finding the right cloud partner has a number of factors – security, scalability, and compliance,” Comishock said. It’s time for agencies to take a hard look at their IT environment to determine how they can migrate to the cloud to better deliver on the mission.