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Moving to the cloud

David Blankenhorn, chief cloud technologist, DLT Solutions

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 4:24 pm

January 17, 2012 — David Blankenhorn, the chief cloud technologist at DLT Solutions, joins host John Gilroy on today’s program.

Five years ago, the chief cloud technologist job title didn’t exist – neither did cloud services architect, cloud migration specialist, and cloud security specialist.

On today’s show, Blankenhorn expands on what is needed for a federal agency to make the transition to a cloud environment.

DLT Solutions has been in business for over twenty years – they are the largest reseller of Oracle and Red Hat to the federal government.

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Because of the wide variety of products and services that DLT Solutions provides, they are placed in a situation of analyzing requirements and making recommendations as to what is the appropriate technology to move to the cloud.


Blankenhorn and Gilroy discuss everything from big data to “desktop as a service,” FED RAMP, as well as the recent initiative from Steve VanRoekel.

VanRoekel wants agencies to make a transition to a shared services approach in 2012.

In fact, they will need to show a transition from at least two IT services to a shared approach.