FOG COMPUTING: One Big Fat Cloud Computing Prediction For 2018. For 2018, expect to see cloud computing morph into a new, more distributed form, which many observers and some vendors (mainly Cisco) are referring to as “fog computing.” The US office of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has weighed in on fog computing with a document of its own, so it can be said that it officially is now a thing. NIST defines fog as “a horizontal, physical or virtual resource paradigm that resides between smart end-devices and traditional cloud or data centers. This paradigm supports vertically-isolated, latency-sensitive applications by providing ubiquitous, scalable, layered, federated, and distributed computing, storage, and network connectivity.” Read more
LEARN: What AWS and Cloud Computing Can Teach Us About Tomorrow’s SD-WAN Cloud Carrier. The cloudification of network and security infrastructure could usher in a new era of agile and fast IT services. Read more.
CLOUD CUSTOMERS: Cloud Computing: What It’s Like to Make the Move. Cloud computing customers on why they made the migration and what companies following in their footsteps should, and should not, do. Find out more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Roadmapping the Future of Cloud Computing. Just three years after the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy was created, cloud computing has changed the federal IT landscape, with an increasing number of agencies leaping to the cloud to realize efficiencies, increase capabilities and spur innovation. However, the government is still in the early stages of cloud computing adoption, and despite successful standardization efforts like FedRAMP that have bolstered cloud’s credibility in the federal space, the government has work to do to ensure security, interoperability and portability within and among its federal cloud environments. Read more
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IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.
BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.