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Stephen Warren, VA deputy CIO: private cloud about speed, not money

Stephen Warren, VA deputy CIO:

“Unless it’s a public cloud deployment and you don’t care about what’s running underneath, cloud doesn’t save money. The cost is not less for private cloud.  It’s not just the monetary piece of cloud that matters. We went with cloud for the New GI Bill (app) because (of agility) — we implemented it in 3 months (with the Navy’s SPAWAR). Our value was speed to market… The premium (you get from cloud) is not the bottom line.”