Tennessee South Service Center received its Certificate of Occupancy (CO) exactly one year ago. Much of the Enterprise infrastructure was fully implemented by early this year, including the new network design, SAN storage, firewalls, VM farms, file servers, backup servers and shared environments. The Enterprise Command Center has been fully operational in the new facility since November of last year.
In addition to the ongoing migrations of systems from DC North to DC South, hardware refresh cycles are presenting opportunities for relocating applications to the new data center. Having two geographically distributed centers provides additional disaster recovery options for many of the State's mission critical applications, as well as allowing OIR to develop a range of cost effective DR offerings for State agencies. As dependency on this new fully redundant Tier III data center continues to increase, so does the reliability and high availability of the State's IT Infrastructure.
The Office for Information Resources (OIR) provides direction, planning, resources, execution and coordination in managing the information systems needs of the State of Tennessee.
OIR is a division within the Department of Finance & Administration (F&A), guided by Mr. Mark Bengel, Chief Information Officer. OIR's clients primarily consist of State agencies, departments and commissions.
OIR serves as staff to the Information Systems Council (ISC), and under the ISC's guidance, provides technical direction, services, and infrastructure to the State of Tennessee.