COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

Nelson P. Moe
Chief Information Officer
E-mail: cio@vita.virginia.gov
Virginia Information Technologies Agency
11751 Meadowville Lane
Chester, Virginia 23836-6315
(804) 416-6100
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Lindsay LeGrand, APR
Director of Communications
804-416-6002
lindsay.legrand@vita.virginia.gov
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:00:00 EDT
For immediate release

The Virginia Information Technologies Agency Migrates State Agency Servers to New Data Center

New state data center is now live; 225 servers migrated since Sept. 12
(Richmond, VA) - 

The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) announced today that its new cloud-enabled data center is now live and migration of state agency data to the new center is well underway. VITA, in coordination with 32 state agencies, has completed 225 server migrations over the past several weeks.

“This is an important milestone as we continue to modernize Virginia’s data storage, security and technology,” said Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Nelson Moe. “We appreciate the diligent planning and collaboration of each of our Virginia state agency partners and suppliers on this vital project.”

"Our Commonwealth networks experience 30 million cyber-attack attempts per year,” said Chief Information Security Officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Mike Watson. “Leveraging these new capabilities will significantly enhance our ability to respond and contain those who try to compromise state systems.” 

“VITA’s migration to cloud technology presents even more opportunities to serve our customers with agility and customization,” said Chief Operating Officer of VITA, Jonathan Ozovek. “With cloud technology in other areas of our business, we’ve already been able to quickly pivot in response to immediate needs, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The project, undertaken in accordance with Gov. Northam’s Executive Order 19, will allow for technology investments to be scaled to usage for greater cost savings and create opportunities to improve service performance while maintaining security, service reliability and quality.

The new data center went live in mid-August, and migrations began on Saturday, Sept. 12. Completion of all server migrations is expected by 2022.

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About the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
VITA is the commonwealth's consolidated technology services and solutions provider responsible for the operation of the state's technology infrastructure, governance, security and oversight of major IT projects, and procurement of technology-related goods and services on behalf of state and local governments. www.vita.virginia.gov


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