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VITA announces completion of data center move in Virginia

VITA announces completion of data center move in Virginia

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The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) has announced the completion of a major, two-years-long project designed to move the Commonwealth of Virginia’s enterprise data center from a traditional site to a modernized, cloud-ready platform.  

All 65 Commonwealth executive agencies have been migrated to the cloud-ready platform and the former data center now stands empty.

“This is a milestone to be celebrated,” said Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth, Robert Osmond.

“The data center move project has modernized Virginia’s data systems and provides a cloud-first roadmap for the Commonwealth’s IT ecosystem. I’m especially proud of our agency and supplier partnerships that have made this project successful. Together we have achieved our goals on-time, on-budget and are ready for continuous innovation.”

The new data center, QTS, is designed to be highly redundant, resilient, scalable and secure – consistent with industry best practices and standards. Its footprint is 98% smaller than the former data center and is 94% virtualized, providing a high degree of standardization across agencies at a lower cost. 

The data center move project required more than 50 move events, tight and detailed co-ordination and communication efforts, hundreds of team members working together across the Commonwealth and a shared goal to transition 4,500 servers and applications. 

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