State governments maintain larger data centers, but can often benefit from a secondary data center for disaster recovery. State governments also seek stronger statewide technical infrastructures and improved Internet bandwidth to help businesses, schools and healthcare organizations located in rural and remote areas.

State governments are seeking technology solutions to:

  • Consolidate and outsource their computing facilities to reduce footprint and costs
  • Shift from CapEx to OpEx to reduce costs
  • Implement a solid disaster recovery and business continuity(BCDR) plan
  • Improve network speed
  • Leverage data virtualization
  • Field calls from constituents, particularly when call volume is high