Nutanix: Providing Choice, Reducing Costs and Solving State & Local Governments’ Most Pressing IT Challenges
State and local government organizations in the U.S. face daunting IT challenges as they look to improve service delivery while controlling costs. Key obstacles they face are a reliance on older IT systems, lack of skilled employees and inadequate budgets. IT modernization and cloud computing offer answers to these challenges and state and local agencies have become increasingly comfortable with the public cloud for certain areas like email. However, public sector agencies aren’t completely forsaking on-prem infrastructure, and with good reason. Public cloud services have not been the answer for all of state and local government’s computing needs for wide range of reasons discussed below. What these organizations or agencies need is choice and the ability to choose the infrastructure environment that best meets their needs.
Whether they choose to deploy an application or manage a workload in the public cloud or private cloud depends on many factors including performance, security, availability, manageability, and scalability. One factor that tends to sway agencies toward the public cloud is cost. In a recent survey of agencies conducted by GCN, public cloud adoption has grown in state and local government with agencies turning to public cloud services more than they did three years ago. A major driver for moving to the public cloud is financial and at the top of the list is OpEx and cost efficiency which has been driving the adoption of public cloud services, heavily leaning on the pay-only-for-what-you-use model.
While there is a shift to the public cloud, that does not mean it is a one-size-fits-all solution for state and local governments. According to the GCN survey, agencies have many compelling reasons for staying on-premises. The top reason for keeping IT resources on-premises is that many applications handle sensitive information. Other reasons include the need to host highly specialized applications and a requirement for highly secure data storage.
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