Virtualization the way of the future for Pentagon, DISA director says

Fedscoop: Software is in and hardware is out at the Pentagon.

The Defense Department is making a greater push to software-based virtualization for its networks and data centers, Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, shared at DISA’s Forecast to Industry event Monday.

Software-defined networking — which Lynn described as “instead of having hardware … it’s building a huge network just with software” — not only costs less for a capital investment, but it’s also a more agile technology.

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