It’s just like the AWS pop-up lounge…
…and the famous AWS pop-up house of yesteryear:
So, basically, SFGov will soon be doing more stuff through a network instead of doing stuff on-site, for better or worse.
“We implemented a cloud-first IT strategy as part of our effort to address a multimillion-dollar, city-wide budget deficit, avoid staff reductions and implement business-enabling IT solutions. Our cloud-first strategy has allowed us to roll out a wide-ranging series of transformative virtualization and cloud initiatives with CommVault Simpana software as the foundation of our data management strategy,” said Gina Tomlinson, Chief Technology Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. “These successful initiatives have helped us expand our footprint in the cloud and anticipate future demands to ensure our cloud services fulfill and grow with the needs of our agencies and community.”
Here‘s the PowerPoint.
OK, then. We’ll soon have Cloud Computing First to go with our existing Transit First policy. What other Firsts will we soon have?
Anyway, all your local government data, your parking ticket payment history records and the like, are heading up to the sky. Let’s hope they stay safe up there.
It’ll look something like this:
The company that got the contract to do this has a lot of blah blah blah about it.
See it after the jump
But it looks like Oracle is running scared, huh?
No matter, you can still watch this year’s Keynote by tuning in online – it won’t be at the convention itself, it’ll be just up the street.
Artist’s conception of Larry Ellison – look for him to be even douchier come America’s Cup 2013:
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(Now, speaking of Salesforce, it took a while, but finally the $omewhat-corrupt Ed Lee Admini$tration is under$tanding how Salesforce is more important to $an Francisco than glamorous Twitter and Zynga combined. Proof of this is the fact that Salesforce now gets mentioned in the same breath when Twitter and Zynga get discussed in Ed Lee press release / campaign material. Is that a good thing? I don’t know.)
Anyway, all the deets:
“Oracle Cancels Salesforce.com Keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 – Join Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff at the Ame Restaurant in San Francisco to experience the power of the cloud
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