Specifications include, but are not limited to: 2. Hardware and Software - All mainframe related hardware and software and associated
maintenance for the primary and disaster recovery environments. The Department expects
the optimized solution will run in the service provider’s mainframe environment using
leveraged resources, assuming the service provider can meet the Federal and State support
and security requirements under this type of model.
The Department is flexible to operate under existing State software contracts or move to the
service provider’s contracts to optimize software costs. Where possible and financially viable,
the Department desires to offload the ownership and management of the software to the
3. Support Services – The Department expects the service provider to take over all aspects of
the mainframe hardware infrastructure, hosting the service from the service provider’s
facility. The only services the Department will retain are related to application development
4. Networking - The service provider’s services shall include all network and security
infrastructure and support within the service provider’s hosting environment. The solution
should include all components necessary to provide the Department with secure connectivity
to the mainframe in line with the Department’s security requirements.
The services shall include redundant data circuits between the Department’s primary and
secondary data centers and the service provider’s primary and secondary data centers. The
service provider will include routers on premise at the Department to terminate these circuits
and provide for encrypted communication between the Department and the service provider.
Providers must terminate connection on public Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addressing
(No Request for Comment Number 1918 (RFC 1918)) and be capable of supporting Border
Gateway Protocol (BGP). The provider will need to be able to accommodate network taps on
all mainframe connections which is required for the DELJIS Mainframe Logging system.