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City enters into AberNAS sharing agreement with Alpena County

Submitted by on April 22, 2010 – 3:58 amNo Comment

The City and County of Alpena have reached another computer-related purchase agreement.

This time the City has agreed to pay half the costs for two new system-wide back-ups that will protect both entities in the event of a major computer crash.  The County already had plans to purchase one of the new units, but instead will now buy a second one to mirror the first and serve as a redundant back-up for each other.

Both parties have agreed to pitch in more than $6,700 for the Network Attached Storage, or NAS units.  This is at least the second major purchase the City has agreed to with the County since the two parties signed a $92,000 annual contract in April of 2009, to have county staff maintain the City’s computer systems. 

The City signed that deal after it eliminated its head computer position.   

Assistant City Engineer Steve Shultz said the new NAS units will simplify the City’s system-wide back-ups and eliminate its dependence on expensive tapes as the back-up media.