The IT department at the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has modified its Tier III data center based on New IP technologies from Brocade and VMware.
The IT investment is enabling the agency’s employees to help residents and businesses in California to manage droughts in the state by deploying applications that are driving more effective management and conservation programs, said Brocade.
Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., DWR is now using New IP technologies that include Ethernet fabrics and virtualized compute and networking to deploy and manage cloud-based applications to mitigate the impact of the four-year drought.
VMware and Brocade are enabling DWR IT staff to improve its ability to deliver and maintain critical applications deployed across the agency’s departments.
Brocade and VMware have enabled DWR to create a private-cloud portal that establishes network connectivity, security and other essential policies that are used by applications to access virtual machines running on servers, as well as to access data residing on storage arrays.
The enterprise networking company said the portal has reduced the time to deploy applications to 15 minutes, compared to days and weeks that were required using prior infrastructure service provisioning methods.
Tim Garza, chief information officer at DWR, said: “In addition to speeding up the deployment of applications and improving the effective use of compute resources used by DWR’s program areas, our new self-service portal will soon be expanded to automate infrastructure provisioning for more than 30 other organizations within the California Natural Resources Agency.”
Tony Morshed, chief technology officer of DWR, said: “Through the vCloud Suite, we have delivered the building blocks for the DWR self-service portal that enables the agency to achieve increased technology efficiency, agility and capacity.”
“Organizations such as DWR are shifting the way they do business through a software-defined data center architecture,” said Sajai Krishnan, vice president of product marketing, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware.
“By simplifying and automating network processes, the New IP accelerates the speed of service delivery,” said Jason Nolet, senior vice president, Switching, Routing and Analytics Products Group, Brocade.