The California Department of Technology (CDT) is excited to announce its partnership with the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). This partnership will allow educational organizations throughout California to access CDT’s portfolio of IT services through a government-to-government agreement. This was made possible by a recent agreement between Chris Cruz, Chief Deputy Director of Operations for CDT, and Louis Fox, Chief Executive Officer of CENIC. To accomplish this effort, CDT will connect to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), via the City of Sacramento. This CalREN connection will allow K-12, community colleges, universities, and libraries to use CENIC to subscribe to CDT services (e.g., CalCloud, storage, disaster recovery, etc.). This is a historical moment, and the first connection of its kind. We anticipate the connection to be complete this summer.  If you would like to learn more about our services, please visit CDT website at www.servicecatalog.dts.ca.gov/.

“By peering our two networks, CENIC and the California Department of Technology will enable interested organizations, among the 10,000 institutions in the CENIC community, to take advantage of CDT’s portfolio of cloud services.  This inaugural project sets the stage for future efforts that will serve our diverse California constituents,”   said Louis Fox, President and CEO of CENIC.