Public sector organizations face extensive challenges
Providing IT services to thousands of employees and millions of increasingly mobile citizens is complicated. It involves complex solutions to ensure that application and user network requirements are coherently met in a way that assures performance and reduces risk. Budget constraints complicate matters further.
Cloud technologies enable cutting costs and improved services
Public sector organizations are cutting costs and improving service agility by consolidating data centers into multi-tenant private clouds. Such clouds serve towns, cities, provinces and multiple government agencies via extensive Internet and WAN access infrastructure.
Service security against hackers and criminals is essential
Cloud hosting and Internet access makes government data center servers and other resources vulnerable to cyber threats from hackers and others who use the Internet to launch attacks aimed at crippling or halting government services. Furthermore, public sector enterprises need to comply with regulations governing the distribution of illegal or blacklisted content via the Internet.