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Cloud Computing

NIC's cloud computing approach provides government partners with an opportunity to cost effectively manage technology resources, which accelerates speed to market and delivers resources on a scalable, as-needed basis. The core concept behind cloud computing is to remove the large and expensive technology administration burden so government agencies can focus on their core mission of service delivery.

The NIC private cloud offers federal, state, and local government partners a state-of-the-art, high performing, and fully secure hosting operation that supports secure transaction processing worth several billion dollars per year. NIC's private cloud is backed by a team of technicians with more than 200 years of combined IT management experience.

About NIC's Private Cloud

  • Provides shared computing environments that deliver cost savings to government agencies
  • Offer resources to any approved government entity on an as-needed basis
  • Deliver administrative support, data security, and governance controls
  • Compliant with all federal, state, local, and industry security requirements
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Dedicated technical support team
  • Specific dedicated servers for secure data storage

Hosting Services

  • Hardened Tier-4 facility protected by multiple security measures
  • Redundant dual OC48 uplinks directly connected to AT&T
  • Global IP backbone - burstable to 1Gbps to Global IP backbone with extensive burstable capabilities
  • Best-in-class fire suppression system - VESDA
  • Extensive power-supply management and planning to ensure continuity with redundant geographic power grids
  • Flexibility to accommodate new technologies as they are introduced

Operations

  • Follows ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) methodology to manage operations
  • Virtualized architecture leveraged for redundancy, security, segmentation, and scalability
  • Unix/Linux and Microsoft hosting environments
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) capabilities
  • Complete hosting environments
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Content Management System (CMS) solutions
  • E-mail, collaboration & calendaring services
  • Unified communications

Certifications & Technologies

  • Two AT&T-managed data centers (primary and secondary for disaster recovery)
  • Microsoft Certified Partner
  • PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider Certification
  • CyberTrust/Verizon Business Certification
  • SAS-70 Type II and PA DSS Certification for NIC Transaction Payment System
  • Cisco, F5, Dell, Sun, and EMC enterprise technologies
  • Enterprise Oracle, Microsoft and MySQL processing

For More Information

photo of Robert Chandler Robert Chandler
Vice President of Sales
501-240-6271

NIC Inc. is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States.