Data Center & Hosting Services 

  Data Center Optimization Initiative

DIS is tasked with developing a plan to maximize the capacity of the state’s data center assets, unify the IT infrastructure to better streamline state government, reduce costs and energy consumption and  improve service delivery and efficiency across executive branch agencies.
This important, multi-phase initiative launched June 29, 2017. Its long-term strategic mission is to:
• Help ensure that sensitive citizen and government data, managed and maintained by the state, is housed in a highly secure location, 
• Strengthen the security of state IT operations, 
• Create a more robust statewide cybersecurity program and 
• Enhance the state’s continuity of operations and disaster recovery capabilities
Stakeholders of the Data Center Optimization initiative may visit this page to locate important information needed to conduct a thorough assessment of the IT landscape in Arkansas. 

DIS Data Center Assessment Project Letter to Agency Directors

Data Collection (July 5): Servers Storage & Facilities

Data Collection (July 6): Data and Voice

Data Collection (July 7): Agency Cost Survey

IT Leader Briefing

Organization List

NASCIO State of Arkansas Optimization 2017

State Of Arkansas Gartner Benchmark Q&A log

Upcoming Events

Past Events

WebEx Workshop Schedule
Day Time Scope



July 5, 2017 1:00pm CST High Detail - Servers and Storage Data Collection
WebEx Link:
Participant Dial-in Number:
(877) 351-0789
Conference Code: 46085401

July 6, 2017 1:00pm CST High Detail - Data and Voice Collection
WebEx Link:
Participant Dial-in Number:
(877) 351-0789
Conference Code: 46085780 
Data And Voice Data Collection-Playback

WebEx Link:Participant Dial-in Number:(877) 351-0789Conference Code: 46085401WebEx Link:Participant Dial-in Number:(877) 351-0789Conference Code: 46085780  -Playback

July 7, 2017 1:00pm CST Low Detail - Consolidated Data Collection
WebEx Link:
Participant Dial-in Number:
(877) 351-0789
Conference Code: 46085796

Data Center & Hosting Services

DIS manages the state data center in a secure, 12,800 square feet environmentally controlled area. The data center is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. In order to meet our current strategic goal of Operational Excellence, we work to provide consistent availability of the state data center and the systems hosted on the data center floor. DIS currently offers data center and hosting services, including Mainframe services, Windows, UNIX, and Linux server hosting, Exchange email, SharePoint services, and more.

Customer Equipment Hosting
Exchange Email
Mainframe Services
Microsoft Domain & Active Directory
SharePoint Hosting
UNIX/Linux Server Hosting
Windows Server Hosting