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The Value of Open Hybrid Cloud

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The Future of Citizen Services is Digital

For many state and local agencies, providing citizen services quickly while embracing emerging technologies is difficult.  To meet these and other challenges, it’s clear that the future of government is digital. This means using innovative technologies to transform how agencies do business—while achieving cost savings and driving more value for citizens in the process.

Integrating different application elements across cloud boundaries is the heart of hybrid cloud. Find out about the opportunities for digital transformation in government offered by open hybrid cloud, whether you are looking to provide a consistent, secure, and more agile application platform or create a more agile and secured hybrid cloud stack.


  • The mission is citizen services—not troubleshooting equipment failures. Learn how to face new challenges like rising expectations, resource constraints and be responsive.
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  • Transportation and critical infrastructure agencies face urgent challenges through modernization to meet the evolving needs of citizens.
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  • State and Local government agencies feel pressure from citizens to move with the same agility as innovative consumer brands. Learn how these agencies meet these challenges.
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Jumping onto the cloud is easy. Getting it right is somewhat trickier. Getting it right for the long term is a big challenge. Find out how a good cloud strategy helps you and your organization work things out, makes sure all the bits and pieces fit together well, and improves the odds of realizing your business goals.
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Cloud security is the protection of data, applications and infrastructures involved in cloud services and cloud computing. Many aspects of security for cloud environments — whether it’s a public, private or hybrid cloud — are the same as for any on-premise IT architecture.
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What’s next in the Post-COVID Public Sector?

COVID-19 compounded existing challenges for governments, colleges and universities, and teaching hospitals. These organizations were already struggling to meet rising expectations with aging infra-structure and more complex IT. With the pandemic came new hurdles, like telework and a massive surge in online services. At Red Hat, we were inspired to see organizations across the U.S. innovate to serve their citizens and overcome pandemic obstacles in creative ways — despite constrained budgets and furloughed workers.

Discover 5 ways to come back stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic with automation and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

  • Do more with less, with automation.
  • Enable a remote workforce with automation.
  • Modernize aging infrastructure with hybrid cloud.
  • Process data where it is generated — at the network’s edge.
  • Accelerate the journey to the cloud and edge computing with Red Hat technologies and services.

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Public Safety: Modernizing to Scale for Crisis Response
A large fire on the west coast was burning across mountains and freeways. Anxious residents bombarded the local government service department’s website, looking for information and evacuation instructions. Just months earlier, that volume likely would have taken down the website because the portal was outdated, difficult to update, and lacked scalability. Fortunately, the state services department was conducting a proof of concept using Red Hat solutions, including the development of CI/CD pipelines for simplified and speedy updates and automized scalability capabilities to handle surge loads. Because these modernized systems were in place, the agency was able to accommodate an unprecedented number of website visits and better manage the natural disaster.