As a native Californian, I’m really proud of the fact that the State of California is the eighth largest economy in the world. I feel very fortunate to live in a state with a rich abundance of natural resources.
In case you’re not familiar with California, here are a few key facts about the “Golden State”:
Over 38 million people live in California
California is over 158,706 square miles
California is bigger than eighty-five of the smallest nations in the world
California is home to 18 natural forests and 278 (1.5 million acres) state parks and beaches
So who is responsible for the daunting task of managing natural resources that spans 150,000+ square miles and 38 million people? The California State Resources Agency (CNRA). With over 29 organizations, CNRA provides real-time information to make important decisions and respond quickly to natural disasters. The Agency’s mission is to protect, restore and manage California’s natural resources.
In the past, CNRA’s systems took up to a month to load critical data. The slow and inflexible infrastructure, rising service demands, and high CAPEX and OPEX costs drove CNRA to consider other business models. As a result, they selected NetApp to help them build and deploy a new private cloud infrastructure that would provide the flexibility to accommodate all 29 organizations. Here are a few of the incredible results of CNRA's private cloud deployment based on NetApp technology.
To learn more about how the State of California became a model for government cloud computing by “operating at the speed of citizens”, go to: