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DIS offers managed and unmanaged UNIX and Linux virtual server hosting for customers who want a robust, cost-effective hosting solution. Servers are hosted in the State Data Center Virtual Private Cloud. DIS provides the hardware, virtualization technology, Operating System (OS), middleware, as well as a comprehensive suite of Open Source Software (OSS). The customer provides any additional software. Actual server specifics may vary based on requirements at the time of service setup.  

UNIX/Linux Dedicated Server Hosting includes:

  • IBM AIX or Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS 
  • Enterprise Disk Storage and Backup/Restore Services 
  • Advanced server/service monitoring and alerting 
  • IP addresses 
  • Basic networking, load balancing, and firewall services 
  • Certificates from trusted Certificate Authority (CA)  
  • All available Open Source Software – Web server, SFTP server, Java, etc 
  • Advanced Endpoint Protection  
  • Regular OS and application security vulnerability scans 
  • Regular OS and security updates 

Add-on services include:

  • DB2 Universal Database Installation – Database administration and backup services also available 
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server – Run Java Enterprise Applications 
  • Enhanced Disaster Recovery services 

At the customer’s request, DIS may provide additional professional and technical resources such as disaster recovery, project management, software analysis, server management and support, and software testing, to assist with management, requirements identification, implementation, problem resolution, and enhancement support. Firewall, OS, and other server-related configurations are also available at customer request. Regular server downtime windows will be agreed upon by the customer to facilitate OS and security updates. DIS will work with the customer to help resolve any problems if they arise. Such costs are not included in the rates associated with this service. 

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