When it comes to big data and high public demand, the cloud can be a federal agency’s salvation.
That’s what the National Archives and Records Administration learned during the recent and long-anticipated 1940 census launch — the largest-ever release of publicly available data in the federal government. Keep reading →
A cloud environment came to the rescue to expand capacity and speed up access for the National Archives and Records Administration this week as part of a contingency plan that can be used by any federal agency anticipating a big demand for huge amounts of data from the IRS to the Department of Agriculture.
This incident, spawned by the 1940 Census records release online April 2, underscores the importance and flexibility of cloud computing. Keep reading →