With a tangible evolution in the data culture happening in government today, we are seeing better collaboration in the cloud, enabling enhanced data sharing between agencies. But the right cloud solutions don’t come pre-built. So how do federal agencies ensure they’re getting the right cloud solutions? This is where federal systems integrators play an important role.
The Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan is a driver of this evolution, along with systems integrators building data collaboration solutions the right way from the start, which offers the scale and capabilities that legacy systems don’t provide.
These were the key themes of a recent Government Technology Insider conversation with Nick Speece, Chief Federal Technologist for Snowflake, who discussed how government can enhance data collaboration and scale with the right cloud-based solutions.
“The cost associated with the massive amount of scale has been a challenge for legacy systems, especially on-premise,” said Speece. “Today, there has to be an underlying technology that powers this data sharing, and federal systems integrators need to build applications that keep in mind the infrastructure that meets the scale you expect.”
For federal systems integrators, eighty percent of their offerings can be from commercial-off-the-shelf solutions, and twenty percent can be customized to offer more value-added solutions for the government customer.
“Snowflake can help meet this massive cloud-scale and concurrency requirements,” added Speece. “We are also evolving and on the bleeding-edge of what is happening in cloud infrastructure, especially when it comes to data collaboration and sharing.”
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