Enabling “Edge to Cloud” in Modern Federal IT
Gartner, world’s leading research and advisory company that equips business leaders with indispensable insights, predicts that by the year 2024, nearly half of spending in IT will have transitioned from traditional solutions to cloud technologies. By 2025, 75% of enterprise data will be processed at the edge – we are at 10% today.
It’s no longer a surprise that federal agencies turn to edge computing in order to modernize their IT. The Defense Department and the Energy Department, for example, are adopting this technology as it provides high-level computing to mission-critical users, regardless of their whereabouts. Moreover, news reports state that the U.S. Northern Command, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have utilized edge computing configurations in their medical deployments to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, USNS Mercy has agile data centers on board.
With more organizations migrating their data every day, edge computing platforms will generate great opportunities in government organizations, as well as bring computation and data storage closer to where data is produced, allowing for better data control, lower costs, quicker insights and actions, while maintaining continuous operations.
According to Gartner, however, implementation realities have led even the hyperscalers to conclude that centralized cloud and distributed edge are equally necessary.
How Federal Agencies Can Enable Edge to Cloud
To enable successful edge to cloud solutions, federal agencies need to run enterprise-class applications close to the point where the data is created — at the edge. Then, they can move the processed data where it’s needed, to the cloud or to the datacenter for further utilization. There are a myriad of considerations, such as making sure the data is moved securely and the appropriate methods are used for running coordinated enterprise applications at the edge, in data centers, and in the cloud.
Ask yourself questions such as, what data is needed, which data or apps should go first, which apps to run and which apps to leave on-premises, and whether public cloud, private cloud, or a mix of both is the right choice. Of course, you must question, “how is it all protected?”
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s family of edge-to-cloud solutions helps organizations run and deliver insight from data at the edge on data center and cloud platforms.
- Drive business innovation with real-time processes at the edge.
- Simplify sharing of critical data and expedite action across the organization.
- Reduce complexity and administration costs.
There are a number of best practices for edge to cloud computing, too, and these include:
- Keeping continual backups
- Knowing your data
- Setting a strategy
- Constant monitoring and planning
- Turning to an expert
Federal organizations require rapid implementation and successful, secure cloud adoption. There are many different solution paths that cater to different organizational needs to fulfill unique requirements and transformation journeys. Learn more about these paths in this infographichere.
Getting the Right Support
As a systems integrator, Dynamic Systems is able to create edge to cloud computing systems that include multi-vendor and multi-entry solutions.
Dynamic Systems can help provide migration, preplanning, and consultation on the best path of your transformation journey. We provide comprehensive guidance to help your agency transition to the cloud or utilize edge processing. With our Services, you can ensure we can help you mitigate all the risks that can crop up, as well as create a robust Cloud adoption plan, accelerate time-to-value, scale your Cloud investments, and manage multi-cloud environments to keep pace with the continuously changing market.
Start enabling edge to cloud computing today. To know more, visit www.dynamicsystemsinc.com.