The Arkansas Geographic Information Office manages Arkansas’ Geodata Platform, GeoStor. We have watched the developments of various cloud deployments and felt it was time to assess the technical and financial feasibility of transitioning GeoStor to a hosted environment (NIST Definition http://goo.gl/bTGTO (pdf)).
We decided the best course of action was to hire an independent firm, knowledgeable in the geo field, with a solid understanding of current and quickly developing hosted environments. The AGIO contracted with ZekiahTech (http://www.zekiah.com/) to assess the current state of GeoStor and the possibility of migrating.
We are pleased to make these documents available to you and hope you find them useful.
You may also be interested in reading:
Arkansas Evaluating Geospatial Cloud Infrastructures (http://blog.geomusings.com/2011/04/29/arkansas-evaluating-geospatial-cloud-infrastructures/#more-1692) ― a blog post that was part of the process.