Nearly 400 experts from the federal IT, technology and business sectors gathered at the Brocade Federal Forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss federal government IT issues including data center consolidation, security, virtualization and the cloud.
With pressure to increase efficiency, modernize and move to cloud computing, the network and data technology company hosted the event to help professionals learn about current challenges and opportunities, focusing on specific solutions and cost models.
“With uncertain budgets, a CIO office focused on modernization and unfunded mandates, U.S. federal IT professionals are facing one of the most complex IT environments ever,” said Anthony Robbins, Brocade vice president of federal sales. “They need as much support as possible to help make the best decisions for their agency.”
Dave Stevens, Brocade
Participants attended talks given by the company’s executives, and breakout sessions led by outside experts targeting interests such as IPv6 compliance and software-defined networking.
For more information on topics and speakers, go here.
2012 Brocade Federal Forum Customer Panel (L-R): Luke Norris, Jeffrey Papen and Dave Stevens