The City of Paris IT Department uses many different data transport media. From wireless point-to-point radios spanning many miles to buried fiber optic network cables transmitting data and voice at one gigabyte per second, the City of Paris prides itself in using state of the art technology to protect its information infrastructure from both Mother Nature and security intrusions.
State of the art firewalls and spam filters provide both protections from viruses and trojans, as well as Denial of Service attacks, packet sniffing, and unsolicited spam.
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.