Mary Davie, General Services Administration Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services’ Federal Acquisition Service, addresses four myths around cloud computing implementation in a blog post today. Government IT Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance for Myth-busting also highlights GSA’s upcoming role in creating cross-agency cloud-specific blanket purchase agreements for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Email-as-a-Service (EaaS).
“We’re all on the hook to move three systems to the cloud by 2012. I’m here to tell you that it can be done intelligently and securely,” Davie writes.
Four myths Davie addresses:
- Cloud can be anything
- Public clouds are not secure, and agencies can’t control security requirements
- Agencies will lose control of their data
- Moving to the cloud is difficult
GSA cloud computing overview video: