How To Create Your Community’s Cloud Migration Strategy


A substantial break once separated state and local governments from the private sector in their use of leading-edge technologies. One consequence of the pandemic was the realization that the gap was closing.

State and local governments who previously lagged in their planning, strategy, and adoption of cloud-based solutions had to adapt. For many governments, this meant realizing the instant benefits of their cloud technology initiatives while those on the sidelines were scrambling to play catch up.


Across the country, state and local government CIOs have turned to the cloud to support their work-from-home initiatives and provide critical services to their communities. Whether the motivation is to do more with less, reduce cost, modernize applications, share information, support collaboration, enable employee productivity, create an effective disaster recovery strategy, or optimize operations, state and local governments have found the cloud to be their saving grace.

The Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

Implementing an automated, cloud-managed infrastructure has significant benefits for government organizations looking to transform their current modes of operation. IT departments no longer have to purchase, deploy, and maintain computing hardware and software in-house, while cloud services are quick and easy to deploy and scale as needed.

Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy That Suits Your Community

Cloud-based solutions, like their on-premise equivalents, require careful preparation, vendor selection, resource planning, and strong leadership. This is why your community must develop a cloud migration strategy that will help them reach their community’s individual goals.


Communities Are Thriving with Cloud Technology

Over the last few years, several communities worldwide have begun implementing cloud technology and cloud-management strategies. Whether it was to help with their smart community initiatives, support better safety and citizen experiences, or a mix of reasons, learn about how they created new ways to achieve better outcomes for their community!

The City of Littleton

The City of Littleton needed a cloud management system to help them gain visibility into their network and make data-driven decisions to support their digital transformation initiatives. They decided to implement ExtremeCloud IQ and were able to simplify the process of both setting up and monitoring the performance of their wired and wireless infrastructure with the single-pane of glass management solution.

Learn more about how the City of Littleton was able to create a simple, seamless path to the cloud: City of Littleton, Colorado Takes Network Management to the Extreme

The City of Breda

The City of Breda has always been a leader in implementing new technologies. The community is always looking for new ways to improve its digital service offerings and engage with citizens.

Ultimately, the city implemented ExtremeCloud IQ Site Engine as its end-to-end management tool. They have been able to make more data-driven decisions and simplify IT workflows to save time, money, and effort on their digital transformation efforts.

Learn more about what the City of Breda has been able to do with its modern IT infrastructure and cloud management systems: Building a Futureproof Infrastructure for Citizens and Government

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Cammy Perry
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Cammy is a Content Marketing Specialist at Extreme Networks, leveraging her expertise to craft thought leadership and engaging content.

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