AMAZON: Boosts Cloud-Computing Performance With New, GPU-Accelerated AWS Instances. Amazon Web Services has announced a new Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance type, dubbed P2, which leverages NVIDIA GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) to offer customers massive amounts of compute performance via the cloud. Read more
CLOUD BUDGETS: Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure. When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it’s public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service. Find out more
MICROSOFT: Signs Up Adobe for its Azure Cloud Computing Services. Microsoft and Adobe announced a major partnership that will see Adobe deliver its cloud services on Microsoft Azure and that will make Adobe the preferred marketing service for Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Enterprise CRM solution. Find out more
STORAGE: Avoiding Cloud Computing Storage Lock-In: Does Hedvig Have the Answer? Rigid storage platforms could become a single, universal solution for all a company’s storage requirements thanks to the cloud. Read the rest
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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.