Lessons

  • Overview
  • Lesson 1: The Challenges to State and Local Government [2:19]
  • Lesson 2: Software-Defined Data Centers in the Cloud [3:28]
  • Lesson 3: VMware on AWS in Action [3:38]
  • Knowledge Check
  • Post-Course Survey

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Government IT departments are largely in charge of acquiring, deploying and managing the many systems that support these new applications and services. But they have challenges of their own including managing increasingly complex IT environments, confronting a growing volume of service requests, and learning new skills and procedures to keep pace with the latest technologies.

Many state and local government agencies are pursuing a cloud strategy to meet new demands. But when organizations pursue cloud environments that don’t match their on-premise investments, they can’t leverage their existing IT skill sets and tools, nor can they use established on-premise governance, security and operational policies. More importantly, agencies lose the flexibility benefits that cloud promises.

This course walks you through how placing software-defined data centers in partner cloud environments – specifically, placing a VMware suite within the AWS cloud – allows state and local agencies to overcome many of their common challenges.