This first milestone in the journey to secure cloud has provided the CalSAWS Consortium a strong start to consolidating all three systems by 2023.
The consortium has reduced capital expenditures by moving Los Angeles County’s system to the cloud prior to application development and conversion releases - reducing risk by having the same type of environments for production, development and testing. Moving forward, the CalSAWS cloud migration will scale the Los Angeles County system for statewide usage and bring the other 57 counties into CalSAWS.
In migrating Los Angeles County’s application – a large, non-cloud-native system – to the AWS Cloud, Accenture automated as much as possible. That automation is making it faster and easier to spin up environments for development and testing. That is helping CalSAWS avoid the large capital expenditures required to stand up traditional development and testing environments.
Whenever possible, the team embraced opportunities to switch from legacy applications to cloud-native services that are less expensive and easier to maintain. For example, CalSAWS has moved from an on-premise to cloud-native approach to forms generation – eliminating the need to maintain dedicated servers and software.
Any journey to secure cloud begins with a single step. In California, CalSAWS has completed its first leap toward a more unified, cost-efficient approach to managing integrated eligibility.