GSA to launch online storefront for cloud computing services

The General Services Administration plans to launch an online storefront that agencies can use to purchase computing services that are stored and maintained by third-party providers, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a symposium on the practice of using such services, known as "cloud computing," at the National Defense University in Washington, Kundra expanded on his promise to bring remote hosting, storage and access services to the federal government. GSA will be at the heart of upcoming federal cloud computing initiatives and would be tasked with creating the storefront, he said. Kundra did not say when the storefront would open for business. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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