State and Local Government

How the State of California Became a Model for Cloud Services in Government

California’s natural resources are key drivers of the state’s $2 trillion economy. Real-time data access is critical for the state to make informed decisions about those resources and respond quickly to disasters, such as flood, fire, drought, and earthquakes.

In 2008, budget shortfalls combined with 30% annual data growth forced the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to transform its approach to IT. Embracing the vision of the State CIO, the CNRA united its 29 departments with an internal private cloud solution based on NetApp storage.

Today, the CNRA is a model for government cloud computing. Discover how the State of California leveraged NetApp storage to:

  • Provision resources and storage as departments and demands grow—or shrink
  • Speed service delivery by 70%
  • Increase storage capacity by 300% while shrinking storage footprint by 30%
  • Free funding by reducing IT capex by 42% and opex by 35%

Visit State of California: A New Model for Cloud Services in Government to learn more about how the state of California implemented its Cloud technology vision.

Governments coping with Big Data and small budgets can rely on NetApp expertise for flexible, efficient, and secure data management solutions.

Big Data

Today's governments must deliver more citizen-centric services on tightening budgets. New security mandates require the management and protection of Big Data. NetApp’s innovative technologies enable flexible and efficient IT as well as real-time access to vital data. They also deliver real intelligence for governments’ top missions.

Data Center

NetApp is a leader in building data center solutions that help governments and agencies improve performance, increase efficiency, and lower costs.


Cloud computing enables a service delivery model that lets state and local governments automate processes, meter usage, and create showback or chargeback models. NetApp solutions help you deliver Infrastructure as a Service to your departments and agencies for greater cost savings, utilization, and efficiencies.


Desktop virtualization software allows governments to deploy and manage desktop environments and applications centrally – helping you to deliver a consistent interface to agencies and citizens. It also can increase productivity by enabling mobile apps.


Organizations and agencies must balance the need to allow access to their data with the need to protect that data from attackers. NetApp takes a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity by providing technologies and solutions that enable agency data to be protected and trusted, while still remaining accessible.