Greg Fletcher, director of business development and capture at Juniper Networksâ€™ federal civilian business, has said updating information technology networks can help agenciesÂ address common provisions outlined inÂ federal cloud computing mandates.
He wrote in anÂ insight piece for GCNÂ published TuesdayÂ thatÂ federal cloud initiativesÂ requireÂ agencies to strengthen the security of IT systems, standardizeÂ buying processes and ensure scalability of enterprise operations.
Fletcher noted that organizations need to identify the data in their possession when planning to migrate into cloud infrastructure and adopt a simplified approach to address IT modernization requirements.
"Cloud adoption is critical to the governmentâ€™s modernization, and more than ever, federal agencies are faced with meeting countless requirements," he said.
"Network modernization is a logical first step toward agenciesâ€™ cloud-readiness."