The California Department of Technology (CDT) is now the official host of the City of Los Angeles’ mainframe business applications. Working in close partnership, a team comprised of staff from CDT, City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency and impacted City departments successfully migrated existing public safety, business applications and data from the City’s mainframe to the CDT-managed State Data Center in Sacramento.
CDT is a leader within the public mainframe community, providing innovative, reliable, and secure information technology services to state agencies, educational institutions, and local government entities. While mainframe still serves a key role in mission critical systems in the financial sector, law enforcement and elsewhere, many of the trained staff have retired.
That’s just one of the factors that led the City of LA to make the move to the State Data Center. Other benefits include having the State Data Center provide experienced 24/7 mainframe support, disaster recovery services, the State’s purchasing power for licensing, and avoiding the cost of replacing aging equipment. “The move to migrate away from our on premise legacy mainframe to the State’s secure, hosted environment greatly improves our ability to serve and protect the people of Los Angeles,” said Ted Ross, Chief Information Officer for the City of Los Angeles.
“The State Data Center is helping the City of LA provide more effective and efficient government services to residents,” said State Chief Information Officer and Director of CDT Amy Tong. “This is an example of how the state collaborates with local government partners statewide to deliver one digital government for all Californians.”
The services State Data Center is providing for the City of LA and their customers include infrastructure, network, public safety, and security operations. The 3-year, $10.5 million contract between the two government entities includes an option for three additional years, if needed.