Storage as a Service (STaaS) On-Premises

The California Department of Technology (CDT) offers On-Premises Storage as a Service (STaaS) as a Vendor Hosted Subscription Service (VHSS), which provides cloud secondary storage solutions.

The STaaS is a vendor managed cloud solution that is available on a subscription pay-per-use basis. CDT is offering the service at its data centers in Rancho Cordova and Vacaville.

The STaaS offering has four tiers of storage. All storage tiers will have data stored with encryption at rest, and there are no fees incurred when uploading or downloading data to the service.

Tier I

Provides a fiber channel or IP connected storage system with a response time that is less than or equal to 5 milliseconds (ms) for read/write activity.

Tier II

Provides a fiber channel or IP connected storage system with a response time that is less than or equal to 25 ms for read/write activity.

Tier III

Provides a fiber channel or IP connected storage system with a response time that is less than or equal to 100 ms for read/write activity.

Tier IV

Provides a fiber channel or IP connected storage system with a response time that is less than 4 hours to present data.

CDT performs the following functions for the STaaS On-Prem Vendor contract:

  • Provides a contract vehicle for customers to subscribe to services with the expectation of added value such as volume discounts
  • Service fulfillment
  • Contract management
  • Service management
  • Vendor management
  • Vendor invoice receipt, review, approval, and payment
  • Procurement including contract negotiations, purchase order generation and contract renewals
  • Subscription tracking and renewal for customers
  • Essential administrative activities in support of the above functions

Security

  • Secure tenant isolation
  • Ability to encrypt data at rest or in transit
  • Storage Seeding Device
    • A flat fee service where the vendor provides a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for migrating data to the STaaS On-Prem environment
  • Defective Media Retention
    • The STaaS On-Prem Vendor agrees to retain and surrender to the State, defective hard disk or eligible SSD/flash drive components that the State does not want to relinquish due to sensitive data contained within the disk. All disk or eligible SSD/flash drives in the system must participate in the defective media retention.
  • Data replication between CDT data centers in Rancho Cordova and Vacaville
  • Data replication between Customer sites and On-Prem STaaS
  • Encryption in transit
  • SNAP copies (local and remote)
  • Professional storage services are offered by the vendor and costs vary depending on an assessment of the customer’s needs.
    • Storage planning service
    • Storage implementation services
    • Storage migration services

Roles and responsibilities can be found on the Vendor Hosted Service Standards page.

What is STaaS On-Premises?

A vendor-provided, cloud-based storage solution, offered through CDT.

How does STaaS On-Premises work?

The StaaS offering is available on a subscription pay-per-use basis and has four tiers of storage. All storage tiers have data stored with encryption at rest, and there are no fees incurred when data is in transit.

What are the performance levels of the four tiers of storage?

  • Tier I High Performance:
    • Intended for mission critical speed and reliability
    • Provides the input/output operations per second (IOPS) support for data intensive applications
    • Enables easy, reliable, and rapid transmission of data
  • Tier II Operational Performance:
    • Intended for core business applications
    • Fast access to business critical data that is utilized on a daily basis
    • Outstanding performance at lower cost than Tier I
  • Tier III Accessible Important Data:
    • Quick access to core business data when needed
    • Solid performance at a fraction of the cost of Tier I and Tier II
    • WAN IP Storage; servers do not need to be located at the data center
  • Tier IV Long-Term Data Storage:
    • Long-term data archiving
    • Immediate access to long-term backup data
    • No more tape drives!
    • WAN IP Storage; servers do not need to be located at the data center

How is the network connectivity required to access STaaS On-Premises determined?

First, the STaaS vendor, ENS-Inc, will meet with the interested customer and obtain their requirements. Then, ENS-Inc will work with CDT Network Engineering to determine network connectivity based on the customer’s needs and use case.

What are the benefits of subscribing to STaaS On-Premises?

  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Low usage-based costs
  • High durability and reliability
  • Storage management
  • Multiple storage classifications

Where can I find rates and option information for STaaS On-Premises?

Rates and options are available at: https://cdt.ca.gov/services/staas-on-premises/ Rates tab.

How can I order STaaS On-Premises?

Customers should contact Chad Hodges with ENS to request a quote at 916-549-8876 or chodges@ens-inc.com.

What is the term agreement?

STaaS On-Premises is a month-to-month service billed on the CDT invoice.

Discounts may be available. Please contact the STaaS On-Prem Vendor for a quote.

The rate schedule represents standard CDT services. If a Customer requires technology solutions that are not part of the standard, CDT will review the Customer’s request and provide customized pricing as necessary.

Vendor Name (and Product)Contract NumberContact NamePhoneAlternate PhoneEmail
ENS (STaaS On - Premises)16-11002Chad Hodges(916) 549-8876chodges@ens-inc.com
Service DescriptionService IdentifierProduct NameUnit of MeasurementRateService CodeNotes 
STaaS Tier IStorage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesMonthly/Per GBVendor Cost + 12%K605
STaaS Tier IIStorage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesMonthly/Per GBVendor Cost + 12%K606A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
STaaS Tier IIIStorage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesMonthly/Per GBVendor Cost + 12%K607A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
STaaS Tier IVStorage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesMonthly/Per GBVendor Cost + 12%K608A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
Storage Seeding using NAS DeviceStorage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesFlat Fee$250.00 + 4.58%
VHSS Fee**
K609A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
Defective Media RetentionStorage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesPer Drive$200.00 + 4.58%
VHSS Fee**
K610A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
Storage Planning Services (SPS)Storage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesPer Day$1,500.00 + 4.58%
VHSS Fee**
K611A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
Storage Implementation Services (SIS)Storage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesPer Day$1,400.00 + 4.58%
VHSS Fee**
K612A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
Storage Migration Services (SMS)Storage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesPer Day$1,200.00 + 4.58%
VHSS Fee**
K613A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
STaaS/Foreign Cable Install - TMS BasicStorage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesOne-Time/Per Install$350.00K617A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
STaaS/Foreign Cable Install - TMS PremiumStorage as a Service (STaaS) - On PremisesOne-Time/Per Install$350.00K618A 4.58% VHSS fee will added. (The CDT Processing Fee has a maximum cap of $250,000 per PO, per year, not including the DGS fees.)
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To request this service, please follow the below process:

  • The Customer contacts the STaaS On-Prem Vendor and schedules a meeting to informally discuss requirements.

Vendor Name (and Product)Contract NumberContact NamePhoneAlternate PhoneEmail
ENS (STaaS On - Premises)16-11002Chad Hodges(916) 549-8876chodges@ens-inc.com

Scenario #1 – Cost Estimate and Design Service Request Options

  • New customers, no existing storage service
  • New connection type, but an existing Customer
  • Change to the connection type
  • Process:  Attach a completed STaaS On-Prem Tier Worksheet to Case/Request #1

Scenario #2 – Subscribe (Implementation Service Request) Option

  • New customers, no existing storage service, but have gone through Scenario #1 above
    • Process:  Attach the cost estimate, high-level design, and cable schema (with cable request) as provided by the STaaS On-Prem Vendor in Scenario #1 to the Service Request
  • Change in storage tier (i.e. Tier I, II, III, IV)
    • Process:  Attach the cost estimate provided by the STaaS On-Prem Vendor to a Case/Request

Scenario #3 – Discontinue Subscription

  • The Customer should have migrated their storage prior to requesting a disconnect or discontinue of the STaaS
    • Process:  Submit a Case/Request  to disconnect or discontinue service

Scenario #4 – Renewal of Subscription

  • Services are expiring; no change in infrastructure, connection, or pricing per storage tier
    • Process:  Attach the cost estimate provided by the STaaS On-Prem Vendor to the Case/Request

Scenario #5 – Delete 

  • Delete a LUN; no change in connection type or work authorization (WA)
    • Process:  No Case/Request is required – please contact the STaaS On-Prem Vendor directly 

The following steps walk you through the details of requesting service:

  • The STaaS On-Prem Vendor assists the Customer with completing a STaaS On-Prem Tier Worksheet
  • The Customer submits Case/Request #1 to CDT for a cost estimate and high-level design
    • The Customer attaches the completed On-Prem STaaS Tier Worksheet to the Case/Request
  • The STaaS On-Prem Vendor schedules a scoping meeting with the Customer and CDT service areas (if needed) to gather requirements
  • The STaaS On-Prem Vendor develops and provides the Customer with the following documents, in collaboration with CDT service areas (if needed):
    1. Cost estimate
    2. High-level design
    3. Cable request / cable schema
  • If the Customer approves of the cost estimate and would like to move forward, the Customer submits Case/Request #2 to CDT requesting a subscription to the On-Prem STaaS with the required documentation attached:
    1. Cost estimate
    2. High-level design
    3. Cable request / cable schema
  • IT Program Management (ITPM) reviews, processes, and approves the Case/Request
    • Once all approvals are received, ITPM releases a work authorization
  • The STaaS On-Prem Vendor will work with the Customer to schedule testing and validation of the service and make any necessary configuration changes
  • The Customer will notify ITPM once the services are completed so that ITPM can accept the vendor invoice and bill the customer
  •  Most scenarios first require a cost estimate from the STaaS On-Prem Vendor, prior to submission of the Case/Request
  • If you do not have a cost estimate or have any questions, please contact your Customer Account Lead

To order On-Prem STaaS, submit a service request: Request On-Prem STaaS

 DescriptionOptions
Scenario #1Cost Estimate and Design Service Request Options- New customers, no existing storage service
- New connection type, but an existing Customer
- Changing the connection type
- Attach a completed On-Prem STaaS Tier Worksheet
Scenario #2Subscribe (Implementation Service Request) Option- New customers, no existing storage service
> Cost estimate and design service request must be submitted first
> Attach the cost estimate, high-level design, and cable schema (with cable request) as provided by the On-Prem STaaS Vendor
- Change in storage tier (i.e. Tier I, II, III, IV)
> Attach the cost estimate, as provided by the On-Prem STaaS Vendor
Scenario #3Discontinue Subscription- The Customer should have migrated their storage elsewhere before submitting a request to disconnect or discontinue services
Scenario #4Renewal of Subscription- Services are expiring; no change in infrastructure, connection, or pricing per storage tier
- Attach the cost estimate provided by the On-Prem STaaS Vendor
Scenario #5Delete- No service request is required - please contact the On-Prem STaaS Vendor directly (e.g. deleting a LUN; no change in connection type or work authorization (WA)