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PODCAST: Battling Disparate Government IT Infrastructures with Universal Smart Blocks

As we discussed in a previous post, Juniper and Interclypse recently established an alliance to provide Federal agencies with a way to easily and effectively acquire and implement converged IT system – Universal Smart Blocks (USB). The USB Alliance Team designs converged systems that optimize the capabilities of each component – networking, compute and storage, as well as the business and operational value of the converged system. The result is

Internet Connectivity for Rural K-12 Schools Reaches Crisis; Government Commits to Fixes

We recently wrote about the troubling technology gaps in K-12 schools, particularly in rural areas. According to the 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey, only nine percent of American school districts have sufficient bandwidth to meet the demand for online assessments and digital content anticipated over the next 18 months. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notes an estimated 15 million Americans in rural communities don’t even have access to entry-level

The Future of High Performance Computing on Display at SC14

Super Computing 14 (SC14), an annual, international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, was held November 16-21 in New Orleans, Louisiana. SC14 is known for, “spotlighting the most original and fascinating scientific and technical applications from around the world,” with a particular success in bringing together the HPC community from global public, private, and academic sector organizations. Much like previous years, our sponsor – Juniper Networks –

Universal Smart Blocks Help Agencies Modernize IT Infrastructure

Agency IT networks and systems represent a blend of hardware, software and services acquired over time, with no two infrastructures or architectures exactly alike within agencies or departments. These infrastructures and architectures must be able to consistently perform with reliability, security and agility; integrate emerging standards, protocols and applications; and provide mission critical services and capabilities within changing security and budget constraints. Today, Federal customers have been offered two options

Keeping Federal Networks Up-to-Date: A Conversation with Salman Zahid

The majority of agency IT professionals have four common goals: to simplify, secure, save resources, and streamline network management and operations. But at a time when government budgets are stretched – with agencies expected to do more with less – there isn’t always a clear path to success. Fortunately, there are a number of new computing approaches available that can make these goals a reality, and ensure that government agencies

CDM Tools Help Agencies Secure Networks – more help needed to automate response and detection

Federal agencies that have installed the tools and sensors provided through the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation phase one blanket purchase agreement (BPA) are already seeing substantial gains in their cybersecurity efforts. Mark Kneidinger, DHS’ senior advisor, Federal Network Resilience, told the audience at The Chertoff Group Security Series conference on cybersecurity earlier this month that in “some conversations with some agencies, they’ve seen substantial added value

Troubling Technology Gaps Stand in the Way of Digital Learning in K-12 Schools Across America

More than 80 percent of K-12 school districts in the United States said that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) E-rate program’s current funding levels are not meeting their needs, which is leading to troubling gaps in broadband and technology infrastructure in schools across America, particularly in rural areas. The findings, according to the 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey also show that only nine percent of American school districts have