Accela Migrates Over 200 Data Center Customers to Microsoft Azure to Accelerate Digital Transformation
Govtech provider announces the completion of its upgrade program, consolidating hosting on Microsoft Azure and building a foundation for flexible scale and increased pace of innovation supported by Azure’s vast platform offerings
Accela, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for government, announced it successfully completed over 200 customer migrations from Accela’s data center hosted solution to its SaaS infrastructure powered by Microsoft Azure, completing the project within just nine months. This move consolidates hosting previously spread across data centers and technologies and provides Accela the scalable foundation needed to dynamically respond to rapidly increasing demand for its cloud offering.
Accela’s flexible and secure cloud solutions offer agencies a wide variety of benefits by centrally hosting and maintaining all infrastructure and application software. Coupled with Accela’s Civic Applications, the offering decreases deployment time and risk, reduces the need for ongoing maintenance and upgrade resourcing, and provides agencies the ability to rapidly react to and support their changing regulatory landscapes. Importantly, the cloud offering shifts the burden of hardware and application management to Accela, allowing agencies to apply their limited resources toward other activities including digital transformation initiatives that improve interactions and engagement with their constituents.
“The pace of cloud adoption among government agencies has been rapidly increasing and this year’s unprecedented circumstances have accelerated that evolution. Now more than ever, agencies are turning to the cloud to build more resilient and connected governments. What was once a ‘nice to have’ has quickly become a necessity to adapt to fast-changing events and better respond to citizen needs,” said Troy Coggiola, Chief Product Officer at Accela. “With cloud adoption only continuing to increase among governments of every size, it was important for Accela to choose a cloud provider as dedicated to facilitating government digital transformation as Accela is. Azure provides Accela with scalable, secure SaaS infrastructure capable of managing the resiliency, performance, and growth needs of our state and local customers.”
“Accela’s latest milestone will empower cities and states across the country to provide vital citizen services remotely, pivot quickly in response to changing environments, and prepare for what comes next,” said John Bunn, General Manager for the SLG Specialist Team Unit at Microsoft. “We’re looking forward to continuing to build on our longstanding relationship with Accela, which has brought together the right team, technology, and partners to drive much-needed impact.”