Michael Coene, chief cloud architect at Hitachi Vantara Federal, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Federal News Network that there are three steps agencies should consider to accelerate digital transformation and data management efforts and one is enabling current operations and planning for future changes.
â€œStrategic architectural design should optimize data management practices for the known, and to the extent possible, the unknown. Start by defining who the users are and what needs to be done to best support them in a way that makes performing their work seamless,â€ Coene wrote.Â
â€œAnywhere data will be required, assess its value to the mission, evaluate data collection capability requirements and understand what types of decisions will be made at that location,â€ he added.
Another step agencies should take into consideration is bringing the computing power and data to where they are needed.
He also called on agencies to establish clear governance policy for data storage, retention and availability, including those for â€œbuffered dataâ€ that are no longer being accessed by users.
â€œAll of this requires thoroughly understanding and balancing edge/core/cloud requirements based on data-driven insights. The goal is defining what data can be pushed back to the core data center, while autonomously doing as much as possible with compute that is local to the edge," Coene added.