CNRA is made up of 33 organizations working together to manage California’s abundant and precious resources—from its coastlines and parks to its fish, wildlife, energy sources, and water. To provide timely information to departments and satisfy ever-increasing business demand for computing capabilities in the face of budget shortfalls, CNRA needed to transform service delivery. It accomplished this by building a software-defined data center based on VMware NSX, VMware vSphere, and VMware vRealize Suite, with VMware vCloud Air for cloud-based disaster recovery.
Copy: CNRA’s IT department has established a software-defined enterprise and transformed itself into a true shared service provider, accelerating time to market while improving reliability of the services delivered. To date, the agency has been able to increase technology delivery capabilities by 300% while reducing IT CapEx by 40% and OpEx by 30%.
VMware NSX allows CNRA to dynamically configure network and security to meet the unique needs of each department, while vRealize Automation provides the appropriate governance regarding networking and security policies. This gives the agency a higher level of security as well as faster and more consistent service provisioning.
Fire fighters, data modelers, scientists, engineers, and other CNRA employees rely on critical applications to do their jobs. VMware vCloud Air and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery provide cloud-based recovery-as-a-service so CNRA can shift virtual machines to the cloud. The benefits include avoiding service outages and helping ensure that first-line responders and others have ready access to vital applications and data.
“The world is changing constantly. We are providing a New Style IT that will provide services to the Agency, its Departments, and the people of California to meet current and future business demands.”