Data Center & Hosting Services



DIS is tasked with developing a plan to maximize the capacity of the state’s data center assets, unify the IT infrastructure to better streamline state government, reduce costs and energy consumption and improve service delivery and efficiency across executive branch agencies.

This important, multi-phase initiative launched June 29, 2017. Its long-term strategic mission is to:

  • Help ensure that sensitive citizen and government data, managed and maintained by the state, is housed in a highly secure location,
  • Strengthen the security of state IT operations,
  • Create a more robust statewide cybersecurity program and
  • Enhance the state’s continuity of operations and disaster recovery capabilities

Stakeholders of the Data Center Optimization initiative may visit this page to locate important information needed to conduct a thorough assessment of the IT landscape in Arkansas.

DIS Pull Team: Data Center Optimization Initiative
James Coyne 501.682.4207

Enterprise Architect

DCO Project Sponsor

Mike Moran


DCO Project Manager

Amy Buss


Chief Financial Officer

Brian Fortson

501.682.4034 Enterprise Operations
Division Director
Donnie Matthews

501.682.3038 Customer Relations Senior Manager
Kristi McKinnon

501.682.4026 Legislative Liaison/Policy Coordinator
Missy Morehart

501.682.2653 Enterprise Applications Manager



To receive your AIMS Push Team Questionnaire please contact:
Mike Moran Michael.Moran@arkansas.Gov 501-682-5109
Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 10.11.18)      

Presentation: Push/Pull Kickoff Meeting PowerPoint Slides

Letter from Governor Hutchinson to Agency Directors 6.8.18  

Push/Pull Team Responsibilities 




Data Center Optimization Push/Pull Teams 

Published 06/07/2018

DIS Data Center Assessment Project Letter to Agency Directors 
Data Collection (July 5): Servers Storage & Facilities 
Data Collection (July 6): Data and Voice 
Data Collection (July 7): Agency Cost Survey
IT Leader Briefing 
Organization List 
NASCIO State of Arkansas Optimization 2017
State Of Arkansas Gartner Benchmark Q&A log



Upcoming Events

Coming soon.


Past Events

WebEx Workshop Schedule Daytime Scope


July 6, 2017 1:00pm CST High Detail - Data and Voice Collection
Data And Voice Data Collection:


Data Center & Hosting Services

DIS manages the state data center in a secure, 12,800 square feet environmentally controlled area. The data center is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. In order to meet our current strategic goal of Operational Excellence, we work to provide consistent availability of the state data center and the systems hosted on the data center floor. DIS currently offers data center and hosting services, including Mainframe services, Windows, UNIX, and Linux server hosting, Exchange email, SharePoint services, and more.

Customer Equipment Hosting 
Exchange Email 
Microsoft Domain & Active Directory
SharePoint Hosting 
UNIX/Linux Server Hosting 
Windows Server Hosting