Cloud Computing Changed
How Los Angeles
Responds to a Crisis
the event of a terrorist attack, flood, or an earthquake, the more than 4 million Los Angeles residents will rely in part on the City of L.A.'s Emergency Operations Center.
Last year it became clear that the Los Angeles' alternative emergency operation centers
needed an update, so the city decided to move these backup
to the cloud.
vacuation tracking, hazard mitigation, and emergency communications
reside on Amazon's global network of data centers.
Ross, the chief information officer for the City of Los Angeles, spoke about why it made sense for Los Angeles: "
A cloud backup costs the city just $300 a month, it saves time, and it maintains operations when they're needed most."
Ross also pointed out that using the cloud enables them to "
set up a virtual Emergency Operations Center anytime, anywhere."