Virginia spends $220 million on end-user hardware, print services
September 25, 2018
Two final contracts under the state's new multi-vendor IT sourcing model prepare the state for a transition the technology agency has been working on since 2015.
Sponsored Content: After migrating enterprise applications to the cloud in 2016, Atlanta has found increased performance and more readiness to embrace smart city technologies.
Editor’s Note: This podcast was recorded before a ransomware attack affected Atlanta city technology operations in March. The work the city does in the Azure Government cloud was not affected by the ransomware attack, Microsoft says.
In Atlanta, the transition to the cloud has indeed been a journey.
On the latest edition of StateScoop’s Journey to the Cloud podcast, sponsored by Microsoft, Atlanta city technology officials say the embrace first of software as a service applications, then migration of enterprise applications to the cloud, enabled the city “to lead and really jump into adopting cloud technology across the city.”
“This is a journey,” Vijay Gogineni, the city’s deputy chief information officer, says on the podcast. “The city has been really good at implementing [Software-as-a-Service] applications. We’ve been doing that for a while.”
From there, the city has also begun its embrace of native cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, in addition to the migration of the city’s enterprise resource planning application to the cloud.
“We did that because we were facing several challenges with the on-premise solution,” Gogineni says on the podcast. “Many of which included antiquated technology, both on the application as well as hardware.”
In addition to supporting those city government applications, the move to cloud has also given way to the city’s smart city efforts, dubbed Smart ATL.
“Apart from solving for the aging infrastructure issue, something that’s really propelled our cloud journey has been Smart ATL,” Frank Ruben, Atlanta’s director of data analytics and reporting says. “The initiative is this overarching, highly vertical or highly horizontal strategy to innovate in the city and really engage in some outside-of-the-box thinking.”
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