Cloud Readiness Assessment Services Would Help Va. Respond to Mandate

Summary: AIS Network, a SWaM-certified IT services leader, is offering cloud readiness assessments to help Virginia agencies respond to a new gubernatorial mandate to move applications and data to the cloud.

Richmond, Va. — October 5, 2018 — In support of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s new mandate requiring Commonwealth of Virginia agencies to move to the cloud, AIS Network is offering to help those agencies respond by performing cloud readiness assessments before the deadline for those reports. The assessment process determines which applications and data can be moved to the cloud smoothly with minimal impact to business operations.

The new gubernatorial mandate, Executive Order Nineteen (EO19, issued on Sept. 17), requires Virginia agencies to shift their locally hosted information technology systems and services to cloud-based platforms over the next few years. The agencies have been tasked to submit cloud readiness plans to the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) later this fall. Starting in January, agencies must identify which resources will be needed to migrate to the cloud.

“AISN has had an ongoing relationship with the Commonwealth of Virginia and VITA since 2012, and during that period, we have been moving applications, data and workloads to the cloud for dozens of agencies. We strongly support EO19, which is intended to advance cloud readiness among all Virginia agencies, not just the largest ones,” said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson.

AISN cloud readiness assessments can save agencies time by completing the tasks specified in EO19 such as:

  • Evaluating the continued use of dedicated hardware,
  • Developing a formal process to enable evaluation of cloud service options,
  • Confirming adherence to VITA security and infrastructure policies,
  • Building reports for:
    • The percentage of physical and virtually deployed IT system components,
    • Cloud-readiness status (cloud-ready or not cloud-ready) and workloads, and,
    • Resource requirements to make systems cloud-ready.

“Moving to the cloud can be complex and there are business risks. AISN’s cloud readiness assessments will provide agency chief information officers with the risk analysis they need to make the best possible decisions about a logical path toward cloud migration,” said Atkinson.

Agencies can easily engage AISN using multiple Commonwealth convenience contracts for Virginia government Information Security, Infrastructure Services, Application Development, Cloud Hosting, operations and maintenance, and more. They are the CAI Virginia IT Contingent Labor Contract Statement of Work (SOW) – Application Development, Information Security and Infrastructure Services; VA-120416-AISN Hosting Services; and VA-120413-BPI Web Applications Maintenance and Operations. Executive branch agencies, counties, cities, towns, schools and all other public entities throughout the commonwealth can use AISN to build, host, operate and maintain their mission-critical applications, websites, portals, databases and more.


About AIS Network

AIS Network is a Virginia SWaM-certified leader in advanced information security, award-winning application development and cloud solutions with a wide footprint in Virginia state and local government. Solving complex IT challenges and managing digital risk to help clients thrive in an unpredictable world has been our core business for more than 25 years. As the trusted and reliable partner of the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2012, we drive exceptional value through our deep knowledge of state agency data protection, compliance, governance and internal auditing procedures and controls. Our unmatched customer experience is rooted in decades of expertise engaging with Forbes- and Fortune-ranked global corporations, government agencies and other large enterprise clients to deliver these solutions in addition to multi-cloud managed services for the world’s leading platforms, data visualization and analytics, high security hosting and consultative reviews. Visit