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January 19, 2016

Digitization of Government Fueling "As a Service" Opportunity for Federal Systems Integrators

According to a headline in the Gartner research note, 2015 CIO Agenda: A Government Perspective authored by Rick Howard, Jim Hocker and Poh-Ling Lee, “Digital has moved to center stage in government – have you?”

Government CIOs have recognized that agility and innovation are needed if their institutions are to successfully adapt in today’s fluid digital landscape. This realization has caused a domino effect for the supporting federal system integrator (FSI) and independent software vendor (ISV) communities, pushing them to refine and align their offerings to better meet agency needs

  • Traditional hardware vendors are marketing "cloud-like" data center modernization and are evaluating FedRAMP Authorizations to Operate (ATOs).
  • Traditional ISVs are exploring how to re-architect and deliver their applications through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to increase value for agency customers.
  • Data Center and technology providers are collaborating on compliant Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions and are delivering hybrid environments that are designed to run new and existing applications in exactly the same way.

So what’s the secret behind FSIs and ISVs delivering the high growth SaaS and hybrid solutions agency customers are demanding? Leveraging a FedRAMP-compliant Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform as an on-ramp. 

SaaS and hybrid solutions built on a FedRAMP-compliant IaaS platform remove the infrastructure management burden for these groups, allowing them to focus on what they do best – meeting mission needs and delivering useful applications. 

In our new e-Newsletter, featuring research from Gartner, we explore how FSIs and ISVs can build and deliver SaaS solutions that securely extend their customers’ data centers and workloads to the cloud rapidly, easily and confidently, using a more supportive and cross-connected cloud infrastructure that has received a FedRAMP ATO from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB). We also explore how the adoption of cloud, mobile and social technologies – all interlinked with the Internet of Things – is dissolving traditional barriers across the government, and offer the Gartner research note referenced above in its entirety.

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For more information about how you can partner with QTS to deliver secure, compliant SaaS and hybrid cloud solutions to your agency customers, click here.

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