Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is an infrastructure solution for operating and maintaining your district’s servers. Processing, storage, and other needs are provisioned and managed offsite, freeing up your information technology staff to pursue more public-facing directives.
Services at a Glance
From an accounting standpoint, the capital expense incurred with server deployment will be eliminated. In its place will be an operational expense that can be planned and budgeted for.
Gone are concerns over power outages, hardware failures, offsite backup, and expensive maintenance fees. Hardware obsolescence also becomes a thing of the past!
IaaS helps eliminate the costly downtime that comes when district staff must maintain onsite servers. Soft costs associated with servers (such as power and cooling) will also be reduced.
IaaS Service Facts
IaaS provides server hosting at the CNYRIC, with full Windows Server and Level 2 Domain Administration. It also provides data backup for up to 25 virtual servers, and up to 10 terabytes of storage.
A team of senior network administrators are available from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. to support districts during business days. Problem outside of business hours? A phone messaging system will automatically create a service ticket.
Remote Server Support provides offsite administration of district-owned servers from the CNYRIC, with Windows Servers and Domain Administration supported by senior network administrators.
A self-provisioning option can give districts with more robust information technology staffing the opportunity to manage their own server environments and virtual machines, while still removing the cumbersome hardware requirements.