Agencies struggle to handle big data cloud control demands

By Sonian
In Channel
October 23, 2013

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The bigger an organization’s sphere of influence, the greater the need for digital infrastructure. These resources make it easier for substantial firms with massive employee bases to ensure all personnel are in contact with one another and vital systems at all times. At the same time, the need for greater cloud control in these environments is making governance and transparency difficult to maintain.

This has been an ongoing issue for NASA, UPI Online indicated. The source wrote that big data assets have been pouring into the federal agency for years now, with deep-space telescopes, interstellar satellites and offworld rovers inundating the organizations with vast volumes of information. Controlling and properly storing these files is of critical importance, yet the agency is still trying to determine how best to migrate to mandatory government cloud storage facilities without endangering the integrity of their systems and files.

The rise of exabyte-scale computing is nothing new to private organizations, either, as IT Business Edge added. The source indicated that retailers and manufacturers are already dealing with the same extreme scale of corporate information as major federal agencies like NASA. Due to the value and sensitive of these assets, cloud control is an increasingly pressing matter that businesses need to juggle alongside compliance and continuity concerns regarding their vital information.

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