USDA Forest Service (FS) is a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Forest Service has an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. FS experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands.
Due to increasing funding pressures there is a government wide effort to reduce the number of Federal data/computing centers. A plan must be developed by Data center transformation group to determine how to best support application these services going forward. Forest Service has over 400 applications running on 2200 servers on agency-supported datacenter. Forest Service was seeking assistance to plan, re-platform and migrate these applications to a Cloud based environment provided by USDA National IT Center.
Creative offered broad range of services to Forest Service to plan, assess and migrate applications from the current platforms to Cloud based virtual environment. Creative provided the following services:
Forest Service was able to migrate 40 applications to the Cloud environment and shut down over 200 physical servers saving several hundred thousand dollars. Also, the implementation of DevOps and Continuous Integration processes will result in significant savings over the next five years by enabling rapid deployment of applications.
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