The State of Ohio has selected IBM for a US$267-million 10 year modernization of the State of Ohio Computing Center through the development of a private cloud computing environment and the use of other hardware, software and services from IBM.
The SOCC includes four floors and more than 350,000 sq ft of space. It houses infrastructure for several State agencies that support more than 1,600 applications executing on over 2,700 servers in a complex network environment via an annual US$108 million budget for these resources. By working with IBM, the State will be able to focus on meeting application demands that underpin the services it provides to the citizens of Ohio. The program will also lay the groundwork for future opportunities including the State's drive toward private, secure cloud computing.