Data Center Roadmap Survey
The National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD), which represents information technology (IT) professionals from the 50 states, through four regions, and the private sector, has released the findings of its Data Center Roadmap Survey of state government central IT agencies.
NASTD’s Research Committee, comprised of state government IT members, a member representative from the private sector and association staff, developed the survey questions with additional input from the association’s corporate affiliate members. Forty-one states responded to the survey.
The survey questions addressed six areas of data center management: general, security, compute, storage, network and workforce.
NASTD Immediate Past President and Research Committee Chair John Hoffman, Chief Technology Officer for Texas’ Department of Information Resources says, “NASTD’s Data Center Survey provides great insight to the challenges facing state IT and the efforts underway across the country. It’s wonderful to have NASTD as a resource in these rapidly changing environments.”
NASTD President Brad Steele, director of unified communications for the commonwealth of Massachusetts, added, “This is an excellent document with a robust set of data points. I am excited for its release.” With the cancellation of NASTD’s 2020 regional seminars due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Steele continues, “This is informative for peer states and our corporate affiliate community, demonstrating the value of our association’s collaborative community.”