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The Washington State Cloud provides customers with an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud located within the State Data Center and Quincy 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.

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
  • 10Gb Host Networking
  • Supports EAD Authentication for Management
  • Data stored on State maintained equipment
  • Highly available hyper-converged clusters in an N+2 configuration
  • Automated hardware failover
  • Dynamic Load Balancing
  • 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)
  • DR using Zerto Disaster Recovery orchestration tools (optional with fees)
    • Automated recoveries
    • Replicate servers efficiently
    • Simplify disaster recovery process
    • Recover from multiple checkpoints
    • Supports extremely short recovery point and recovery time objectives
    • Uses Overlay Transport Virtualization features in the network to preserve IP addresses and minimize configuration changes during disaster recoveries
    • 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
  • Trend Deep Security Firewall Available (Optional No Charge)
    • Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Software Available
    • Intrusion Prevention Software Available
  • Microsoft SQL licensing available from WaTech SQL Team (Optional)
  • Server Technical Support (Optional)
  • Failover redundancy with other WaTech services
    • Avamar Backup and Recovery
    • Enterprise Active Directory
    • Firewall Services
    • Secure Gateways
    • Internet Services
    • VPN Services

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


State Data Center and Quincy Data Center

Hourly Rates

Daily Rates

Maximum Monthly

vCPU (Core/Hour)




Memory (GB/Hour)




Storage (GB/Hour)




Note: Rates shown are calculated on a 366 day year, 30.5 days per month, and 732 hours per 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

Terms of Service: 

Please select the link below to accept the Washington State Cloud Services Terms of Service (TOS):

Washington State Cloud Services (TOS)

Contact Information: 

WaTech Support Center

855.WaTech1 or 360.586.1000