Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Creating Utah's Hybrid Cloud
In 2005, the state of Utah began testing server virtualization and provisioning server slices for LAMP dynamically. More recently, a decision was made to move all 38 data center and server room servers into two primary data centers, one in Salt Lake City with a secondary location in Richfield where it could be in a different earthquake zone for business continuity purposes. In August, Utah's CIO announced that Utah is preparing a private cloud in an interview with Government Technology magazine. Utah's private cloud is a critical piece of our overall deployment of a hybrid cloud environment which will include infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and, of most interest to me, software as a service. The goal will be to enable dynamic provisioning of all of our important services. Here's a little more detail on our plans.