What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, and software—over the “the Cloud” to offer faster innovation and flexible resources. This model lowers operating costs, runs infrastructure more efficiently, and is scalable to changes in business needs.

The Leader Replacement System (LRS) is migrating to the Cloud to prepare for CalSAWS to be hosted in a Cloud Environment. This technology is replacing the data center hosting that exists today, known as an “On-Premise” environment.

What does that really mean?

Analogy: On Premise vs. Cloud Data Storage

On Premise—You store your belongings in the garage at your house. If you have too much, then you must build on to your garage at home to accommodate your additional stuff. This takes time and effort and can be very costly.

Cloud—You store your belongings at your local Storage Facility down the street. If you have too much stuff, then you can easily rent another storage unit to accommodate everything. Obtaining additional space is relatively easy, a low level of effort, and inexpensive.


Have CalSAWS Project questions or concerns? Our team is here to help!

Below outlines the fastest way to have your question addressed. If you're not sure where to direct your question, use the CalSAWS Go Live Question Fact Sheet to learn more about how we can help. Find contact information for your county office using this link.

  • For questions or concerns about the following topics, contact your local county office:
    • Your case or benefits
    • Using BenefitsCal or CalSAWS
    • Support with a customer's case (for Community Based Organizations)

  • For questions or concerns about the following topics, click here to submit to AskCalSAWS:
    • BenefitsCal or CalSAWS system functionality
    • All other questions

  • For questions about careers, contact Careers@CalSAWS.org.

  • For questions about procurement, contact Procurements@CalSAWS.org.


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