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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-11
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  February 25, 2013
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is opening a new data center in Springfield on July 1, 2013; and

    
WHEREAS: The Springfield Data Center will provide municipalities across the Commonwealth with state of the art services, including 10GB fiber (internal and external), redundant power conduit, full data backup, and disaster recovery services; and 
    
WHEREAS: Furthermore, the Springfield Data Center has been designed to be an energy-sufficient and sustainable building, and recently applied for LEED gold standard rating; and 
    
WHEREAS: Committed tenants thus far include the Department of Revenue, Office of the State Comptroller, Health and Human Services, Public Safety & Security, Administration & Finance, and the Treasury; and 
    
WHEREAS: Because the construction of the Springfield Data Center was fully funded thanks in part to an ARRA grant, clients are only required to provide payment for their share of the utilities; and 
 

WHEREAS:

Furthermore, the Commonwealth's Information Technology Division also provides municipalities with access to Oliver, MassGIS's online mapping tool that provides the public with access to a mapping system that includes streets, surface water bodies and wetlands, tax parcel mapping, elevation, aerial photos, survey-derived town boundaries, and schools; now therefore be it 
     

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the necessary departments to assess the feasibility and necessity of utilizing the services provided by the Springfield Data Center and MassGIS's Oliver mapping tool and report back to the City Council.  
    

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