Agenda Item # 10
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

March 27, 2018

Agenda Report # 100

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: MOU - Connection Between DATA Center(s)

INITIATED BY: Information Technology

Recommendation: Approval is requested to establish a management agreement between The Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) and The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) regarding the development, management, operation, and security of a connection between DATA Center(s), owned by CCG, and DATA Center(s), owned by MCSD.

Background: It is the intent of both parties to this agreement to interconnect the following; their respective DATA centers and systems. The expected benefit of the interconnection is to enable each organization to store data and to include use of each organizations wireless infrastructure to allow connectivity to each system. This will allow both CCG and MCSD to have their respective SSID’s (Wireless) broadcast where available.

Analysis: This interconnect, if approved is of mutual benefit to CCG and MCSD. It will allow for DATA back-up, possible disaster recovery, and shared wireless.

Financial Considerations: Both parties agree to negotiate their shared costs of the interconnecting mechanism and/or media, but no such expenditures or financial commitments shall be made without the written concurrence of both parties.

Legal Considerations: This agreement has been vetted by the CCG City Attorney’s Office

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to establish a management agreement between The Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) and The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) regarding the development, management, operation, and security of a connection between DATA Center(s), owned by CCG, and DATA Center(s), owned by MCSD and allow the connection to be implemented.


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A RESOLUTION
NO. __________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT AND THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, AND SECURITY OF A CONNECTION BETWEEN DATA CENTER(S), OWNED BY CCG, AND DATA CENTER(S), OWNED BY MCSD IS OF MUTUAL BENEFIT TO THE CITIZENS OF COLUMBUS.

WHEREAS, the expected benefit of the interconnection is to enable each organization to store data and to include use of each organizations wireless infrastructure to allow connectivity to each system.; and,

WHEREAS, this interconnect, if approved is of mutual benefit to CCG and MCSD as it will allow for DATA back-up, possible disaster recovery, and shared wireless.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to sign and establish a management agreement between The Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) and The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) regarding the development, management, operation, and security of a connection between DATA Center(s), owned by CCG, and DATA Center(s), owned by MCSD and allow the connection to be implemented.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _______ day of ________________ 2018, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.




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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor