Infrastructure Services

The Infrastructure Services team within the Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) provides the daily management, service, provisioning, and maintenance of core technological infrastructure for the State of Kansas, including voice services, data network services, email and collaboration applications, data center services and mainframe services.

 

Data Center as a Service

The OITS managed Data Center service is provided through a contract with Unisys. The Data Center service is designed to provide state of the art facilities and full managed services for both the physical and virtual server needs of the State of Kansas. The solution is provided through two Data Centers for redundancy, one in Eagan, Minnesota and the second in Ashburn, Virginia. The Managed Service environment is strategically built to meet the performance and security requirements outlined by the state.

 

Mainframe as a Service

The OITS Mainframe service is provided through an SLA-backed managed service contract with Ensono. The IBM zEnterprise System server is a high-performance centralized mainframe computer used to support large-scale computing for multiple agencies.

 

Email & Collaboration

OITS currently a provides highly available and redundant hosted email and collaboration platform, O365, built and hosted by Microsoft in a secure multi-tenant solution built to comply with government security concerns. This solution includes access to Microsoft's Office Suite, Cloud Storage through OneDrive, file sharing through SharePoint, instant messaging and videoconferencing through Skype, and collaboration through Teams.

 

Voice Services

OITS offers a telephone or dial tone service to all state agencies across all three branches of state government. This service is based on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, providing a combined voice and data solution sharing a common network infrastructure. Additional functionality provided includes voicemail and automated call distribution (ACD).

 

Data Network Services

The data network team within OITS provides state agencies access to the largest IP network in Kansas. The team also operates, maintains, and ensures availability and access to multiple wireless networks within the Capitol campus.