OTech Springs Forward

A message from Scott MacDonald, Deputy State Chief Technology Officer 

April 5, 2023 – CDT is embracing growth and change this spring. We’re shifting to a hybrid environment, which will provide opportunities to meet with our customers and collaborate on new technologies. We’re also launching open-invite forums for customers to brainstorm and give feedback on our cloud, network, zOS, and Linux services.  

In other exciting news, we’re introducing VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery (DR), as an easy-to-use SaaS solution that delivers on-demand disaster recovery with cloud economics. This new service will protect your data, minimize downtime, reduce costs and deliver IT resiliency at scale. CDT customers can benefit from a “pay when you need” failover capacity model for DR resources while strengthening business resilience in the face of data-loss threats such as ransomware. We’re also expanding cloud-managed services to include Azure.  

As we look to bring more innovative solutions to the data center, our teams have been partnering with customers to explore running AI and Machine Learning technologies on z/OS systems. To that end, we’ll be expanding our network Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) services to include Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). 

We’re enthusiastic about these developments and the opportunities they present to cultivate collaborative environments and new services that benefit our customers.  

I look forward to connecting with you in the coming months at our Vendor Forum or in person.