FDA Testing the Clouds – Disaster Recovery With a Private Cloud
Posted Apr 03 2009 11:50pm
The FDA is moving up in their technology and rapidly. From what I was posting a year ago, this is a nice and welcome change. BD
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking at using an internal (or private) cloud to manage disaster recovery.
In early testing, Joe Klosky, a senior tech adviser at the FDA, was able to successfully restart applications and services within 45 minutes onto other, differently configured servers in their environment without issues using Cassatt Active Response, not people or outsourced services.
"An internal cloud approach means that we do not have to pay for costly service contracts with outsourcers, nor do we have to dedicate rooms full of servers to sit idly by just in case of a serious problem."
This successful FDA testing of internal clouds comes on the heels of a hard-fought debate over whether private clouds are even legit. Everyone from Dell and IBM to a host of analysts and experts have weighed in, both for and against the idea.