The North Carolina Department of Information Technology - as a provider of services to our customers - needed a way to ensure we were providing the best options for cloud and hybrid solutions. With the multitude of options available and investment of time needed to have the best understanding of the environments, DIT decided to look to our vendor partners to broker these services. The broker over time will assist in offloading the new knowledge to our internal staff for continuation of this service.
As a starting point, DIT has procured and developed a cloud management platform (CMP) using VMware’s VRealize technology solution. This Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform allows for cloud services to be an extension of DIT’s data center. The platform will allow customers to self-provision cloud services as well as infrastructure services within our data center. Additionally, we have embarked on a next generation data center project using Cisco’s ACI technology to support this effort.