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Aside from the data centre hosted and cloud based infrastructure and services that are provided within the C2k Network, third party products are typically installed within the local school network environment. The local school network environment within the C2k Network typically consists of the following infrastructure components:
Member Servers (optional)
A Member Server within the individual school is the preferred device for the installation and hosting of third party products. Where a Member Server is installed within a school, it will have the MS Windows 2008 Server Operating System (64bit only) and can be administered by the individual school. The backup of any application or user data on a Member Server is the sole responsibility of the individual school. It should be noted that Member Servers are not available in every school. Where a school does not have a Member Server, the school can procure one directly from Capita Managed IT Solutions (CMITS).
Schools may choose to install third party products on their Managed PCs (Desktops and Laptops). However, Managed PCs are not backed up and in the event of a fault, may be replaced or reimaged to restore normal operation. Because of this, any previously installed third party software will be lost and will require to be reinstalled by the third party or school if still required.
The SIMS Server hosts the Management Information System for the individual school. No third party products are permitted to be installed on the school SIMS Server.
Additional server and local storage infrastructure also exists within individual schools. Again, no third party products are permitted to be installed on this school infrastructure.