Cloud Solutions

Cloud computing has emerged as an innovative and disruptive technology for government and industry. Blue Rhino Group, a strategy and technology consulting firm, recognized early the significant impact that cloud computing would have on how the government procures, implements, and manages its IT investments.

On that basis, BRG initiated internal technology and pilot implementation studies, along with prototype client projects, to further investigate cloud computing’s implications and determine the best paths to success for customers. As a result of these early investigative and baselining efforts, BRG and our partners have been at the forefront in supporting the federal government’s cloud computing initiative for several years. Blue Rhino Group is prepared to support all elements of defense and civilian government migration efforts to “the cloud.”

Blue Rhino Group offers services ranging from specific IT strategy, planning, development, and implementation capabilities to broader organizational transformation support. In addition to converting traditional services to make them “cloud ready,” we are already helping clients conduct readiness assessments and diagnostic evaluations.

In helping government agencies develop the business case for mission-critical systems investments, BRG is also developing new economic analyses—addressing all cost categories for a variety of potential cloud uses—to help agencies “make the case” for migrating to the cloud. Based on a data-driven, diagnostic approach, BRG’s IT strategic planning is ready to assist federal agencies and departments in uncovering the drivers, key considerations, and other important factors to aid in their migration to cloud computing.

From early on, BRG has advocated cloud computing as a viable option to meet a variety of mission challenges, from spurring greater innovation to developing new collaboration and data sharing initiatives that are critical for supporting contingency operations.

Capabilities

Cloud Strategy and Planning
We serve as trusted advisors in areas encompassing portfolio management, transition planning and sequencing, return on investment (ROI) and risk management assessment, cloud policy consulting, cloud governance policies, cloud data strategies, technology forecasting, and other related strategic service areas

Cloud Application Development
We support the development, deployment, and management of applications in the cloud as well as the reengineering of legacy systems, data management, and application and service integration.

Cloud Infrastructure Services
We provide infrastructure assessment and analysis, design consultation, and private cloud implementations.

Cloud Security Services
We provide a full range of security solutions for the certification and accreditation of cloud solutions, identity management, cloud segmentation, security audits, application and data obfuscation, and security integration.

Cloud Economic Analysis
We provide Total Cost of Ownership estimating and economic analysis of alternatives to support the selection of cloud development and implementation strategies.

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