VA Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office lead says early wins and sharing them key

“… As the director of Veterans Affairs Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office, David Catanoso is leading the agency’s workload migration to AWS GovCloud with 40 applications and growing already transitioned. Chief Information Officer George Gagne and Chief Data Officer Christopher McDermott at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency helped produce a comprehensive data mart for over 33,000 records to quickly track missing personnel using AWS GovCloud. The insiders reflected on the pains and promises of cloud migration…”

“Catanoso said because VA has many critical missions that frankly can’t fail, there was a great deal of concern about security and reliability in the cloud, ahead of the initial migrations. But as those insiders started to witness some of the early success, they became more interested in learning about and working with the new technology…” Read the full article here.

Source: Show Cloud Impact Early and Often to Boost Adoption – By Brandi Vincent, June 13, 2019. Nextgov.

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