Microsoft’s Azure courts government agencies

The way that government agencies host and access important applications is paramount to everyday company efficiency. In the long run, using the cloud could provide fuller functionality, but getting to that point without a sufficient security plan in place is dangerous and could lead to setbacks. 

The CTO of your company plays a key role in developing a working cloud migration strategy. According to research from NuoDB cited in a Cloudtech article, more than a quarter of respondents surveyed at recent cloud conferences said the CTO is the chief person behind their cloud adoption, and a vast majority of participants said their organization is considering some kind of path to the cloud in future.

Formulating a step-by-step plan for legacy application modernization can be part of the process of adapting to a cloud environment, and there may be more opportunities to do so thanks to the government cloud offerings from Microsoft.

GCN has reported that the Azure Government cloud currently being touted by Microsoft will capitalize on the millions of American Windows users that also work for the government in cities as diverse as Los Angeles, Texas and New York. Some of the uses of this platform extend to diverse sectors as well, from Medicaid to law enforcement.

To make sure their applications work with the latest cloud systems, federally-funded centers need to invest in web-based solutions for their applications. This adaptable form of cloud access is perfectly suited to those enterprises that already run Windows and need a compatible way to open up the legacy mainframe.

Work in a way that makes the transition from a mainframe to a web-based environment easy by charting out every detail. Even enterprises without a designated CTO or equivalent figure can make implementation easier with adequate planning.