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California partners with IBM to store its State Data in CalCloud

Partnering with IBM, the Hollywood home state California has announced CalCloud for storing various information of government agencies in cloud data storage. In order to store more than 400 agencies information over the cloud storage, the California government has tied up with IBM. In the initial state, the IBM will upload state official data, such as information about citizen, governmental data in the cloud storage.ibm-calcloud

After successful uploading of those data, IBM will manage the CalCloud centers at Rancho Corduca and Vacaville. This process of uploading government official data in IBM cloud will increase public-private partnership between them.

In a period of five years, California and IBM partnership will be completely implemented; This 400$ million infrastructure will be available to government agencies and more than 20 requests have been received by IBM via CalCloud. Based on the subscription basis, the services will be available for the government sectors.

In a Press release, Vice President of IBM, Erich Clementi said,

“Transforming how the State of California delivers technology services is not only more efficient and cost-effective, it will spur innovation with cloud capabilities that are open and secure and California is setting an example for other states on how to use cloud technology to improve coordination across agencies and municipalities while reducing the barriers and duplication that can impede the delivery of government services.”

In addition to IBM, CalCloud has partnered with AT&T for providing network communications, KPMG and also partners with Alexan International for consultation. More states are expected to follow the similar partnerships with major tech companies to form the private cloud for its operations soon. Mr. Nadella, is Microsoft included in those companies?

Full Press Release – here.

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