Nasuni supports Azure Government for more scalable file storage and improved cross-office collaboration

This blog is a guest post by Tom Rose, vice president, Product Marketing, Nasuni – Microsoft Azure Global ISV of the Year. Nasuni’s cloud file services platform is backed by Azure object storage and helps government agencies store, archive, protect, synchronize, and collaborate on fast-growing unstructured data at scale. This article outlines best practices for…

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Trusted Internet Connection guidance for Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions

This post was contributed by Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer Microsoft Federal, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect – Azure Government at Microsoft. Many government customers that are working to optimize security in the cloud have asked for guidance on how to align with the policies set by the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Initiative. A common…

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Join the Azure Gov DC Meetup July 25: IT Governance for Cloud – Gov Best Practices

One of the biggest concerns slowing down government digital transformation is the lack of effective IT governance. Unresolved concerns including privacy, security and organizational silos limiting data sharing and analysis continue to pose challenges for agencies. To discuss ways to overcome these challenges, we invite you to RSVP and join us for the Microsoft Azure…

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Join us 6/20: How Cloud Can Drive #GovInnovation + Solution Showcase

With the President’s Management Agenda focus on IT modernization to drive more effective government and citizen services, agencies are on the hook more than ever to rapidly innovate and deliver. Cloud – with its agility, speed and low cost – is the key enabler to help agencies test and innovate new solutions faster than before….

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Fast Deduplication with NetBackup CloudCatalyst for the Azure Government Cloud

Got Back Up? Anyone who has a basement or even a closet in their home, knows the sometimes painful necessity of clearing out space and managing storage. Government agencies embarking on digital transformation can also feel the pain of runaway costs due to storage accumulation for backups. With Veritas NetBackup 8.1 in Azure Government Marketplace,…

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Enabling Central IT to become a Cloud broker

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Scott Gruenmeier (Cloud Solution Architect, State and Local Government practice, Microsoft) about enabling Central IT to become a cloud broker. Scott starts out with some background on traditional State and Local Government IT and then move into highlighting new cloud based opportunities,…


Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – accelerating compliance

Agencies such as the DoD can improve their threat detection and response times by using cloud-based security capabilities and cloud intelligence through Microsoft Azure Government. By shifting responsibilities to Azure, the DoD can get more security coverage, which enables them to reallocate security resources and budget to other agency priorities. Azure Government was the first…

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Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – reducing risk

Defense department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will help build a stronger foundation of cybersecurity. The partnership with a dedicated, certified cloud provider can be pivotal. But given the breadth of these solutions, where should the DoD turn? In the new defense context of…

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A hybrid approach for the Department of Defense

Today, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is taking significant steps to modernize existing systems, opening the door for the use of emerging technologies to increase speed and agility. Accelerating adoption of cloud technologies is critical to the DoD’s ability to maintain the long-term strategic advantage of US military forces. However, the DoD still has…

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Announcing new GPUs in Azure Government with NV-Series

We’re excited to announce that NV-Series virtual machines are now generally available in US Gov Virginia. NV-Series is designed to support visualization scenarios which enables customers to use NVIDIA® Tesla® M60 GPUs and NVIDIA® GRID in Azure for desktop accelerated applications and virtual desktops. With these powerful visualization GPUs in Azure Government, customers can visualize graphic-intensive workflows…