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

Looking Toward the Future: Data Center Modernization

A $2 million loan from Arkansas Building Authority's Sustainable Revolving Loan Program will enable DIS to conduct long needed upgrades to the cooling system for the state data center.  The chilled water system remediation and upgrade project encompasses three sub-projects which include:

1.  Remediation of the existing chilled water system serving the state data center.

2.  Replacement of existing computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units serving the data center and other auxiliary areas.

3.  Replacement of the data center floor (if funds allow)

The data center and its electrical and cooling infrastructure were designed in the 1970s and are insufficient in supporting present day advances in information technology and energy consumption standards.  When completed, the upgraded cooling system will result in a two-fold benefit for the state of Arkansas; energy savings and ensuring critical state services are available.

 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Arkansas Energy Office
Arkansas Building Authority Sustainable Building Design Program Revolving Loan Fund