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Active Directory

The Enterprise Active Directory (EAD) is a shared employee directory for state employees. Directory information includes work addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and other information.

State agencies using EAD have the ability to share information and resources across the network, while still operating as individual departments.

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Colocation Olympia

The WaTech Colocation Olympia service provides data center facilities to customers who wish to locate IT equipment they own and operate in a secure, professionally managed, state-of-the-art data center. The WaTech Colocation Olympia service provides space, power, cooling, connectivity, and physical and network security for the server, storage, and networking equipment of WaTech customers.

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Colocation Quincy

The WaTech Colocation Quincy service provides data center facilities to customers who wish to locate IT equipment they own and operate in a secure, professionally managed, state-of-the-art data center. WaTech’s Colocation Quincy service provides space, power, cooling, connectivity, and physical and network security for the server, storage, and networking equipment of WaTech customers.

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Network

WaTech’s Network Services delivers the networking infrastructure and technology that provides state agencies and other authorized customers:

  • Connectivity to the State’s Wide Area Network (WAN).
  • Resilient and highly available internet access.
  • Connectivity to enterprise applications and services.
  • Colocation Service (data center connectivity) support.

Network Services are comprised of two main components:

Network Core

The Network Core is the network segment owned and managed by WaTech that is located at the State Data Center and WaTech’s use of the Quincy Data Center.  

The Network Core includes over 1,200 devices, carrier-class switching and routing equipment, primary transport circuits between the...Read more

Office 365 License Activation

When upgrading to Microsoft Office 2013, customers have the option of purchasing either:

  • Perpetual licenses – Based on the number of devices and used for on premise implementations, OR
  • Subscription licenses – Based on the number of users and used for either on premise implementations or Office 365 cloud services.

For Customers who choose subscription licensing, each license must be activated in the Office 365 (O365) cloud and reactivated every 30 days....Read more

Private Cloud Service

The Private Cloud service provides customers with an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private cloud located within the State Data Center and Quincy Recovery Data Center. Using a self-service portal, customers have on-demand access to a shared pool of compute resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released as virtual servers on a pay-as-you-go basis or as a dedicated pool of virtual resources.

The WaTech Private Cloud shared virtual infrastructure reduces or eliminates the...Read more

Secondary Transport Ethernet Services

WaTech Ethernet Vendor contracts have been put in place to assist Washington State Government, Municipal, Local, Tribal and Non-Profit entities in the procurement of networking services. These services include, but are not limited to; local access connectivity, wide-area network connectivity and data transport services. WaTech is committed to working with our contracted vendors to provide these services to customers at the lowest cost possible.

WaTech is committed to the pursuit of...Read more

Secure File Transfer

Data can be transferred securely between any two online locations with Secure File Transfer (SFT). Encryption-based SFT is a turnkey solution that delivers security, reliability and performance at competitive pricing.

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State Government Networks

Nearly all of the computer data transported in state government — including city, county, tribal and educational network traffic — is combined onto the Wide Area Network infrastructure managed by WaTech. Gathering this much demand in one place means we can competitively acquire large amounts of bandwidth, driving down costs while boosting speed and capacity. WaTech can act as your single point of contact for designing, ordering, implementing and operating computer networks — dispatching...Read more

Transport and Connectivity

Data transported within state government is combined onto the Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure managed by WaTech. Managing this much demand in one place means WaTech can competitively acquire large amounts of bandwidth, driving down costs while boosting speed and capacity. WaTech can act as your single point of contact for designing, ordering, implementing and operating networks — dispatching staff around the clock to resolve problems and work with vendors. Our aim is to help you...Read more

Wireless Service

Wireless is a statewide service which offers greater mobility and productivity via one secure, centrally-managed and supported common infrastructure by providing:

  • No up-front or recurring equipment costs
  • Easy-to-acquire subscription pricing
  • Full integration to state government networks
  • Full compliance with state security standards and policies
  • Easy, secure roaming to your
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