Apps.gov: The future of IT?

16 09 2009

Well, how about this?  The GSA has started an “app store” for U.S. government image agencies.  This is not your everyday, fart app.  No, these are major applications like Salesforce offered up in the cloud.  The agency picks what they want, how many users, etc., and it gets built.  I think this is where true virtualization really kicks off.  All I have to do is pick my application that I want, how many people are going to use it, and maybe some SLA’s, and I am off and running.  Does the agency care about how much storage or redundancy is required on the back end?  Nope, they just order it…

https://apps.gov/cloud/advantage/main/start_page.do

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