Steel Thread's Cloud service is designed specifically for our customers to immediately embrace the full power and capability of a fully integrated Agile - Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) known as Steel Thread - ALM Platform it provides full continuous integration and continuous delivery services. Steel Thread's Cloud allows our customers the opportunity to leverage the full power of Cloud development, build, testing, integration, certification, delivery, and dev/ops at a fraction of the expense of going it alone. Please contact us for additional information regarding Steel Thread - ALM Platform, dev/ops and Steel Thread Cloud.
Government initiatives support the move to the Cloud and development / operations, or dev/ops. The challenge is getting there safely and successfully with an experienced partner. Steel Thread is a successful, experienced, continuous delivery and development operations consultancy and partner.
Federal Mandates Driving Cloud Computing Adoption
The Federal government intends to accelerate the pace at which the government will realize the value of cloud computing by requiring agencies to “evaluate safe, secure cloud computing options before making any new IT investments.” In alignment with Federal IT efficiency mandates, the government is committed to realizing the value of cloud computing and providing a secure enterprise cloud environment. Specific drivers include:
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-directed Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI): The FDCCI directed a reduction in data centers primarily through the use of virtualization techniques and leveraging cloud computing.
Federal CIO 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management: The 25-point plan specifies that “Agencies must focus on consolidating existing data centers, reducing the need for infrastructure growth by implementing a ‘Cloud First’ policy for services, and increasing their use of available cloud and shared services.”
- Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP): FedRAMP permits joint authorizations and continuous security monitoring services for government and commercial cloud computing systems intended for multi-agency use.