在COVID-19大流行期间，云技术的使用迅速扩展以支持远程工作，这突显了美国政府在未来几年内可能会持续保持越来越高的云采用率。 Deltek高级首席研究分析师Alex Rossino表示，实际上，2020年是联邦云迁移的“历史性年份”。 2020年联邦财政年度，联邦在云技术上的支出达到68亿美元，是2017年水平的两倍以上。 “我认为，随着“ Cloud Smart”指南的发布，联邦市场在2018财年转了一个弯。此后，各机构开始迅速加快系统的迁移和SaaS功能的使用。COVID-19只是助长了这场火灾，罗西诺告诉《电子商务时报》。 “ Cloud Smart”是特朗普政府的一项举措，旨在使信息技术现代化并在联邦机构进行云迁移，重点是安全性问题，技术采购和员工队伍改进。 COVID-19的云使用量猛增也反映了联邦采购官员对技术的更信任态度，他们可能对云迁移存在一些担忧。 Splunk公共部门首席技术顾问朱莉安娜·维达（Julian Vida）表示：“ COVID-19迅速而出人意料地引起了对IT现代化和云迁移的批评和担忧，这在很大程度上无关紧要。” 她在今年早些时候爆发的最高级别的COVID-19传播中在网上发帖指出，这些关注点集中在数据安全性以及对应用程序性能和可用性的缺乏可见性。 Vida指出，已迁移到云中的代理“显示出比仍在旧系统上的代理更好的能力和敏捷性来应对危机。”
原文：The rapid expansion in the use of cloud technologies to support remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that the U.S. government's increasingly high rate of cloud adoption will likely be sustained for the next several years.
In fact, 2020 was a "historic year" for federal cloud migration, according to Alex Rossino, senior principal research analyst at Deltek. Federal spending on cloud technology reached $6.8 billion in the 2020 federal fiscal year, more than double the level of 2017.
"I think that the federal market turned a corner in fiscal 2018 with the publication of the 'Cloud Smart' guidance. After that agencies began rapidly accelerating the migration of systems and use of SaaS capabilities. COVID-19 only added fuel to that fire," Rossino told the E-Commerce Times.
"Cloud Smart" is a Trump administration initiative to modernize information technology and generate cloud migration at federal agencies with an emphasis on security issues, technology procurement, and workforce improvement. The COVID-19 spurt in cloud usage also reflected a more trusting attitude toward the technology by federal purchasing officials who may have had some lingering concerns about cloud migration.
"COVID-19 quickly and unexpectedly rendered criticisms and concerns over IT modernization and cloud migrations largely irrelevant," said Juliana Vida chief technical advisor for the public sector at Splunk.
Those concerns focused on data security and lack of visibility into application performance and availability, she noted in a Web posting during a high point of COVID-19 contagion earlier this year. Agencies that had migrated to the cloud "demonstrated better abilities and agility to deal with the crisis, than those who were still on legacy systems," Vida noted.
原文作者：John K. Higgins • E-Commerce Times • ECT News Network