Project Summary

CalCloud is a dedicated private cloud (IaaS) operated by the California Department of Technology's Office of Technology Services division (OTech). Cloud services are provisioned by customers as a turnkey service and is hosted at Department's two Tier III data centers utilizing the State's LAN/WAN and network security. The self service business model is made possible by a web portal used to interface customers with CalCloud. The portal is expediting the on-boarding process with time savings of 4 to 6 weeks and has reduced the turnaround time of adding resources to servers from months or weeks to minutes. The low cost service offering is made possible by usage based pricing requiring no initial investment by the State. CalCloud is a public private partnership with IBM providing the hardware, software, portal and OS administration.

The benefits provided by CalCloud to its customers include:

- a variety of services that can be provisioned
- cost effectiveness driven by economies of scale
- a scalable, reliable, and secure environment
- high quality of services
- rapid provisioning
- ease of use
- enables customers to focus on business needs

Included in CalCloud's shopping cart and base rate are:
- reserved server instance
- unlimited usage of network and storage
- unlimited access to 10Gb internet
- connection to other resources on the network
- portal business workflows
- capacity ad performance dashboards
- load balancers
- NIST 800-53 security controls
- HIPAA controls
- server patching

Additional services can also be provided including:

- storage
- archive storage
- Backup Tier 1
- Backup Tier 2

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December 2, 2014 | No comments yet | Posted by: Community Manager