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FedRAMP Issues Guidance on Remote Data Center Testing

Remote Data Center

The Federal Risk and Authorization Program (FedRAMP) is permitting remote testing of certain data centers run by cloud service providers. “All remote testing must be explicitly detailed in the Security Assessment Plan (SAP) as well as any test cases used and any modifications to the test cases that were made to facilitate the remote testing,” the blog post states.

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GAO: OMB Should Revise Server Utilization Metric in Data Center Optimization Guidance

Data Center Optimization

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review its Data Center Optimization Initiative guidance and revise how it measures server utilization to better address server efficiency. Based on data submitted, almost all of the 24 agencies met or planned to reach their goals for data center closures and cost savings for fiscal year 2019 and FY 2020. 

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Sonny Bhagowalia: Data Centers Play a Critical Role in CBP Operations

Sonny Bhagowalia

Sonny Bhagowalia, acting assistant commissioner for information and technology and chief information officer at the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), said managed data centers still play a key role in supporting the operations of CBP. He said CBP has implemented a hybrid approach that uses cloud and on-premises data centers as it advances information technology modernization and carry out its mission. 

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NIWC Atlantic Rolls Out Risk Mgmt Framework for Cloud, Data Center Authorization

AWS Secret Region IL-6

The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC Atlantic) has updated its assessments and authorizations procedures to implement a risk management framework to improve cybersecurity across the U.S. Navy. Matthew Colburn, RMF lead at NIWC Atlantic, said the modified review process helped speed up validation from six months to 2.5 weeks.

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QTS Launches Mega Data Center to House Hyperscale Deployments; Chad Williams Quoted

Chad Williams

QTS Realty Trust has opened a new 495 thousand gross square foot mega data center on its Atlanta Metro campus. QTS Atlanta-Metro Data Center 2 (DC2) features 240 thousand square feet of data hall space and 72 megawatts of power capacity. "We are opening our new mega data center," said Chad Williams, CEO, QTS.

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VMware launches New Cloud Management Offerings; Ajay Singh Quoted


VMware has launched its vRealize Cloud Management on-premises and software as a service (SaaS) offerings, featuring enhanced product capabilities combined to enable customers to deploy and operate applications, infrastructure and platform services, from the data center to the cloud to the edge, the company reported on Monday

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NTT DATA Manages RSA Data Center to Enhance Operational Efficiencies; Chris Merdon, Dr. David Bronner Quoted

Chris Merdon

NTT DATA has announced an agreement with the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) to manage and operate its data center in Montgomery, Alabama to enhance RSA’s industry standard certification posture, NTT DATA reported on Monday

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