School ICT News Bulletin No. 191 - 29/08/2011
Published by ICT Shared Services
Schools Internet Service Provision - Important Update!
FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL SCHOOL STAFF
You will be aware that a major piece of work to relocate the Norfolk Schools Internet eXchange (NSIX) Internet Service Provider (ISP) services from the Baynard House Data Centre in London, to Norfolk, was scheduled to take place between the close of business on Friday 26th August 2011 to be completed by Monday 29th August 2011.
We are pleased to announce that this work was successfully completed.
An immediate benefit for all schools connecting to the Norfolk Broadband service is Faster Internet Speeds - an increase in Internet capacity and speed from 300Mbp/s to 1Gbp/s. Further benefits include enhanced resilience and a design that gives us greater flexibility and room to grow, making sure that we can meet your demands today and into the future.
Some of the core NSIX components affected during this move included:
Bluecoat proxy and Internet content filtering service
Post holder (generic) Microsoft Exchange email service
Web hosting service
Community ISP service
Norfolk County Council's ICT Shared Services, together with BT, have developed this solution in response to your feedback to provide schools with a better broadband experience. This demonstrates our commitment to listen to our customers and provide good quality services.
ICT Architecture Manager
ICT Shared Services
Author: Michael Pickett