Re: SSA, make your cloud choice
Thanks for weighing in on a couple of the options Charlie. As to the question of whether SSA should be building its own private cloud, I believe the issue is SSA has made a significant investment in consolidating data centers just before cloud computing started gaining traction in govt. Given the nature of SSA's data -- with all that personally identifiable information -- and the number of queries it must get daily on that data, it makes sense for SSA to go the private cloud route. It wil be interesting to see though, whether it is creating another customized IT operation, or whether it will truly harness some of the commercial software like the kind you suggest.