School ICT News Bulletin No. 191 - 29/08/2011

Published by ICT Shared Services

Schools Internet Service Provision - Important Update!



Dear all, 

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:

  • Internet service
  • 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. 

Further Reading

ICT Shared Services E-Bulletin No. 188 - 21/07/2011:

Broadband Service Update MI No. 173/11 - 15/07/2011:


Kind regards,

Kurt Frary
ICT Architecture Manager
ICT Shared Services
County Hall
Martineau Lane

Author: Michael Pickett