Private Cloud Service

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The Private Cloud service provides customers with an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private cloud located within the State Data Center and Quincy Recovery Data Center. Using a self-service portal, customers have on-demand access to a shared pool of compute resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released as virtual servers on a pay-as-you-go basis or as a dedicated pool of virtual resources.

The WaTech Private Cloud shared virtual infrastructure reduces or eliminates the need for capital expenditures by the customers and allows them to realize cost savings compared to physical server environments. Options such as increasing storage, server memory, and virtual processors along with the ability to do server backups are available during and after provisioning.

Features and Benefits: 

  • Automated Self Provisioning
  • Upgradable/Downgradable VM Resources
  • On-Demand Instances
  • Windows Licensing Included
  • VM Snapshots
  • Trend Deep Security Firewall Available
  • Pooling Available
  • 10Gb Host Networking
  • Supports EAD Authentication for Management
  • Data stored on State maintained equipment
  • Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Software Available
  • Intrusion Prevention Software Available
  • Highly available compute clusters
  • Environment can evolve to comply with future OCIO Security Standards
  • SGN Connectivity without VPN overhead
  • Servers can be on the State Government Network (SGN)  or the Public Government Network (PGN- Internet Facing)
  • Disaster recovery
    -Provision Servers at WaTech Disaster Recovery Site in Quincy just as is done in Olympia
    -Use Overlay Transport Virtualization features in the network to preserve IP addresses and minimize configuration changes during disaster recoveries and Co-located with failover redundancy of other WaTech services:
     Avamar Backup and Recovery
     Enterprise Active Directory
     Firewall Services
     Secure Gateways
     Internet Services
     VPN Services
    -Resources available at all times
    -Test on customer’s own schedule
    -10Gb connectivity between SDC and Quincy Data Center 
    -Networking included – no data transfer fees
    -Fall 2016: Use server replication and disaster recovery orchestration tools to:
     Automated recoveries
     Replicate servers efficiently
     Simplify disaster recovery process
     Recover from multiple checkpoints
     Supports extremely short recovery point and recovery time objectives 

The WaTech Private Cloud Service supports the following use cases:

VM Instances
No resources are allocated up front. All resources are allocated per workload. This service offering lends itself to quick-start pilot projects or test and development application workloads that typically do not require persistent resource commitments or upfront resource reservations.
Dedicated VDC
100% of resources are reservation-guaranteed. Based on the Reservation Virtual Data Center (VDC) Pool allocation model. This service offering provides consumers reserved resource capacity up front, fully dedicated by individual tenant. The level of resource guarantee (always set to 100%) provides customers with a high degree of service assurance plus resource control for their application workloads.

Fees for Service: 

Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) - Single VM Instances
Minimum Configuration: 1 vCPU; 4 GB Memory; 100 GB Storage

Components can be added in these increments:
Virtual CPU    1vCPU increments
Memory           1 GB Increments
Storage           1 GB Increments

Dedicated (VDC) - Reserved VM Resource Pool
Minimum Configuration: 10 GHz Reserved CPU; 20 GB Reserved Memory; 1 TB Storage

Components can be added in these increments:
Reserved CPU            2 GHz increments (2 GHZ equals 1 vCPU)
Reserved Memory    10 GB increments
Storage                       10 GB Increments


Resource Rate Maximum Monthly
One-time Set-up Fee for New Customer Agency $700  


Resource Pay As You Go Hourly Rates Maximum Monthly
vCPU (Core/Hour) $0.1015 $75.52
Memory (GB/Hour) $0.0225 $16.74
Storage (GB/Hour) $0.00024 $0.1786
Resource Dedicated Daily VDC Rates Maximum Monthly*
Reserved CPU (GHz/Day) $1.22 $37.82
Reserved Memory (GB/Day) $0.54 $16.74
Storage (GB/Day) $0.00576 $0.1786

*Note: Dedicated rate is charged for the entire month, but is prorated if not started at the beginning of the month.

Pre-Service Requirements: 

State Governmental Network
Windows 2008R2 or above

How to Order: 

If you are interested in using this service or would like to learn more, simply:

✓ Fill out the Customer Interest Form, and
✓ Forward the Customer Interest Form to the WaTech Support Center to open a Customer Service Request Ticket

Contact Information: 

WaTech Support Center

855.WaTech1 or 360.586.1000