With school starting up, the Mississippi Community College Board needed to tackle a system that was slowing down the class registration process. At the start of the school year, MCCB announced that it had adopted a FlashStack solution, a joint offering from Cisco Systems and Pure Storage, to host its most critical enrollment applications. With the new FlaskStack solution, the IT team now has access to the latest in computing and networking, combined into a single, integrated architecture.

A recent MeriTalk report examined how the Federal government is approaching converged infrastructure and found that 59 percent of Federal IT managers say converged infrastructure solutions are part of their agency’s current data center strategy. Digging into their reasons for focusing on converged infrastructure, it’s clear that state and local governments should be taking interest in converged infrastructure, too.






Danielle Alvarez has served as Florida’s CISO for more than two years, but on June 1, 2017, she will serve her last day in the Agency for State Technology. Before stepping down, Alvarez spoke with 21st Century State & Local about her work within the state and her hopes for her replacement.






Iron Mountain expanded its Pennsylvania data center by 20,000 square feet and three megawatts of capacity last week in order to attract Federal and state government customers.






The third largest cloud computing company in the world, OVH, will be investing $47 million to establish its first U.S. data center, and North American headquarters, in Fauquier County, Va.






Six states–Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Virginia–are participating in a learning lab on improving the use of data to drive efficient decision-making in policymaking, the National Governors Association announced.