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1 Race to the Top Technology Infrastructure and Services NC Education Cloud
Phil Emer

2 Organization & Collaboration
SBE DPI Leadership Team advises RttT Technology Infrastructure Advisory Committee Program Director LEA Working Groups Project Management Application workload testing Collaborative Services Working Group This shows that we need to do this work in partnership with LEAs and other stakeholders. We have done this before with SCI and in fact we have a number of existing working groups. Site surveys and inventory RFP - vendor specifications Shared Services Working Group Digital Media and Licensing Working Group E-rate and CIPA Planning & Design DRAFT

3 The RttT Technology Project Team
DPI Partner Organizations Rebecca Garland Peter Asmar Adam Levinson The Friday Institute MCNC Program Director Phil Emer NCSU ITng Lab Cloud Services NEW Instructional Tech Neill Kimrey NC ITS NCVPS Network & E-rate Ed Chase PM Office Jerry Bunn Data Systems Mike Veckenstedt DRAFT

4 Partner Roles Partner Scope of Work The Friday Institute
Overall project management Planning and design Systems architecture and engineering Total Cost of Ownership modeling MCNC LEA infrastructure and application surveys LEA Cloud migration engineering NCSU ITng Lab Application workload testing Measurement & monitoring tool dev. NC Information Technology Services Statewide licensing and procurement Provider SLA and contracts management NCVPS LMS RFP support Collaborative tool RFP support Learning object research and specification This shows the high level of what we know we need to do and who can do it it terms of partners. DRAFT

5 Budget Big Picture Expense Item 4-year Budget
DPI Cloud Services Manager [1 FTE] $0.4M Service provider contracts [including project management and planning] $16.1M Statewide software/content licensing $18.1M TOTAL $34.6M This adds the FI contract to the other contracts so the next slide makes more sense. DRAFT

6 Provider Contracts Budget
[Numbers in millions of US dollars] Provider Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Total Friday Institute1 0.6 1.0 0.7 3.3 MCNC2 0.4 1.6 Various providers3 7.3 1.3 11.2 Totals 8.3 2.7 3.0 2.1 16.1 Via task order per UNC system-DPI master agreement Via existing DPI-MCNC services agreement Multiple “cloud” providers selected via competitive procurement FI work for management and planning. MCNC work is really expansion of CNE. Cloud providers will be bid. DRAFT

7 Statewide SW/content Budget
[Numbers in millions of US dollars] Solution Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Totals Learning Management System 2.3 3.4 1.7 10.8 Web collaboration 1.1 4.4 Identity Management 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.2 Learning Objects Repository 5.1 5.0 4.9 3.1 18.1 Lots of work to do to specify the requirements of these tools and services that will require LEA input and vetting. These are the latest in 21st Century learning/strategies and not fully implemented in the majority of districts. DRAFT

8 NC Education Cloud Middleware Identity Cloud GW/broker Cost share
Infrastructure Compute Storage Management Monitoring Platforms LMS Enterprise Apps Admin Apps DRAFT

9 NC Education Cloud Model
This is a conceptual diagram of a cloud infrastructure. IT says that we want compute and storage infrastructure in “real” Tier 4 style data centers where the infrastructure will be safe and secure; we then use the cloud as a content distribution network (CDN) that optimizes content delivery; and we take advantage of adaptive capacity – meaning usage-based cloud models so we pay for what we use and can adapt to peak demands; and all of this realizes that applications are generally all web-delivered. DRAFT

10 Cloud-enabled LEA The basic idea here is to move as much infrastructure as possible out of LEA closets. Note that administration and control of that infrastructure continues to be rooted in LEA to the degree that such administration and control is desirable. Meaning, we can expose as many or as few “knobs” to LEA technical staff as is practical to facilitate smooth and reliable IT operations. Transition server, appliance, and network control infrastructure to the cloud DRAFT

11 Infrastructure Blueprint
Servers housed in Tier-4 data centers 24x7x365 monitoring and support Service Level Agreements with teeth Usage-based provisioning and billing Tiered data backup and recovery Near-real-time provisioning DRAFT

12 A Service Delivery Platform
The NC Education Cloud is a service delivery platform for modern instructional and administration support systems Initial statewide services Hosted i-series MS and Google Enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) Web collaboration Identity management So this is how we transition from talking about the infrastructure part of the cloud story to the application and content part of the story. Essentially overlay some statewide services on the infrastructure and LMS with companion LOR and web collaboration tools make for a good start. We also recognize that Identity management is a core supporting service required to enable single-sign-on and mediated access. DRAFT

13 Services Guiding Principles
No state-managed source code Single Sign-on enabled (via SAML for instance) Open interfaces and API’s Software-as-a-service is the default choice Strict service level agreements DRAFT

14 The State will Conduct site surveys of LEA infrastructure, applications, and support Collaborate with LEAs to develop and implement a deployment and operating plan for the NC Education Cloud Deploy an NC Education Cloud infrastructure and service delivery platform DRAFT

15 LEAs Will Incorporate the state infrastructure NC Education Cloud elements into technology plans Adopt the infrastructure blueprint Provide and support student, teacher, administrator access to LMS, web collaboration, and related tools and services This means LEAs must adopt the highly reliable and available model that we will define in the plan. Some LEAs may say that they can support the Blueprint internally either because they have a data center or for some other reason. Most LEAs will simply use the tools that will be deployed. DRAFT

16 LEAs May Propose pilots based on existing or developing school, LEA, or regional models Request support related to pre-existing cloud-based service deployments Provide regional administrative and operating support for particular cloud-delivered services The real message here is that we will be moving toward state and regional support models. LEAs who have it figured out can consider how they can support other LEAs in the region or the state DRAFT

17 Questions? Contact: Program Lead - Phil Emer, DPI Lead – Ed Chase, (Technology directors will be invited to participate in a Webinar in early October to further clarify the Cloud Objectives and to answer questions) DRAFT

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