Analog Records Management Challenges

Each year, the National Archives and Records Administration releases its Federal Agency Records Management (FARM) report.  The 2017 version, released in August 2018, shows that agencies are mostly on track for meeting upcoming records management deadlines that will shift the government towards a more modernized, digitally inclusive state. Despite their …

Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the second phase of Project Natick, a research experiment that aims to understand the benefits and challenges of deploying large-scale data centers under water. In this second phase, the team sank a tank the size of a shipping container with numerous server racks off the …

Multi-tenancy in the cloud: Is it the enterprise, or the application?

In simple terms, many cloud users think of the “public cloud” as a multi-tenant environment where each client, or tenant, purchases a slice or “room” in the cloud. Users receive security and privacy assurances, but understand that they may still have nosy neighbors. The users need to remember to “lock” …