Unprecedented Mid-Year Rate Decreases

NWRDC is pleased to announce a rare mid-year rate reduction for two of our core service offerings: Storage as a Service and Cloud Infrastructure Services.  Our storage rates were reduced by 10% due to a strategic contract extension with ViON, one of the data center’s storage business partners.

NWRDC Featured in EDUCAUSE Review

The August 17, 2015 edition of the EDUCAUSE Review, a bimonthly flagship publication for the higher education IT community, features an article highlighting NWRDC's role as a community cloud.  Written by Policy Board Chair Mehran Basiratmand and Executive Director Tim Brown, the article is based on their presentation on community clouds at the 2014 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.  The full article may be viewed at the link below:

A Community Cloud:  The Northwest Regional Data Center

FY15/16 Rate Update

As reported previously, the NWRDC Policy Board met May 29th and approved the NWRDC FY15/16 Operating Budget and rate structure for the coming fiscal year. Some rates had slight increases while others decreased. To expand on some of our more common rates:

NWRDC Hosts Open Houses

NWRDC was pleased to host two open houses on June 15th and 16th.  Participants included current state and educational customers as well as members of the K-12 MIS community who were in Tallahassee for the annual FAMIS Conference.  Staff met with attendees, led data center tours, and conducted interactive presentations on the center’s new backup and cloud service offerings.  We look forward to scheduling additional customer events throughout the state in the near future.

Annual Report

The 2013-2014 Annual Report of Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) is now available.

2013-2014 Annual Report

NWRDC Upgrades Out-of-State Data Center Services

NWRDC has entered into a strategic public/private partnership with CenturyLink and its Atlanta Data Center Facility to extend its secure raised floor space, power and network services to all of our customers at competitive rate. This innovative offsite facility provides a great extension of NWRDC for alternate production processing, colocation, and disaster recovery services in order to meet the rising demands for infrastructure and connectivity, with highly reliable power and cooling, diversified network, multi-layer security, and exceptional customer support. 

Please contact us at info@nwrdc.fsu.eduto learn more of what this facility and our partnership has to offer.

New Managed Phishing Program Added to Our Service Lineup

NWRDC is very pleased to announce a new program being offered through our Dell SecureWorks service. During the past couple of weeks, we have learned that several of our customers' organizations have been targeted for spear phishing attacks. Therefore,  NWRDC has expanded our SecureWorks service offering to include their Managed Phishing Program at a volume based discount. Under this program, an organization’s employees will receive a fake phishing email message once a quarter, with each message increasing in complexity.

New Strategic Partnership Announcement

Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with Dell SecureWorks, a leading information security services provider, which ensues a 15% discount for all of its customers.  With a broad and flexible portfolio of Managed Security, Threat Intelligence, Incident Response and Security & Risk Consulting Services, Dell SecureWorks helps organizations of all sizes and industry types to minimize their exposure to noncompliance, breaches and downtime.  

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