ATARC Federal Executive Briefing: The Promise of Federal Data Center Optimization

Federal agencies are under pressure to optimize data center efficiency and effectiveness. As agencies serve mobile users, manage expanding flows of data, and employ platforms, services and infrastructures as a service, these data centers must be dynamic, elastic and reliable. These imperatives are sparking fresh thinking about how federal agencies should approach network management. 


A key challenge is that hardware-centric networks cannot support today’s and tomorrow’s innovations. Federal initiatives such as Cloud First, the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), and the Defense Department’s Joint Information Environment (JIE) are prompting agencies to explore software-defined models for their networks. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) provides services via software that is programmable, agile and can reduce costs while accelerating performance. 


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This event will examine how SDN capabilities address federal challenges relating to:

  • Data center modernization
  • Cyber security
  • Legacy infrastructure
  • Cloud first

This collaborative event for Federal IT practitioners is hosted by the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) in collaboration with Brocade and ThunderCat Technology.

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Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government

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Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 7:30am - 11:00pm

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1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
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Washington, DC 20004
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