Partnership with Microsoft
The City of Paris has an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft, providing enterprise wide licensing for our entire desktop and server application array. Software Assurance protection from Microsoft ensures that all of our software is updated and patched with current versions of Windows, Windows Server, SQL, Terminal Services, and Exchange.
Data backups of servers, data replication, and server virtualization using Microsoft Server 2012 with Hyper-V are done over long-wave underground fiber optic cables to secure bunkers throughout the city, over two miles away from the data center. This redundancy ensures rapid redeployment and uptime in the event of a loss of a production server or a city-wide disaster.
The City of Paris uses Dell Computer Corporation exclusively as its computer hardware vendor.