17 Sep Google plans private government cloud
In conjunction with federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s launch of Apps.gov and declaration of support for cloud computing, Google on Tuesday said that it plans to create a government cloud to provide government agencies with access to Google services in an environment more suited to government security and policy requirements.
“The government cloud will come from Google-owned-and-operated facilities,” said Google Enterprise director of product management Matthew Glotzbach, in a phone interview. “It will be sections of existing facilities. But it will be a fully parallel instance of Google Apps. The difference being we’re working with the government to meet the specific needs of government data regulations.”
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