OTTUMWA — Wapello County Supervisor Greg Kenning joked after the board approved upgrading the county’s servers Tuesday. “You can put away your quills.”
Jokes asides, Wapello County will now have more opportunity to maximize its server resources. The board approved an IT upgrade during its Tuesday board meeting.
Server vitalization is the partitioning of a physical server into smaller virtual services to help with county’s computer storage. In server virtualization, the resources of the server itself are hidden or masked from users, and software is used to divide the physical server into multiple virtual environments called virtual or private servers.
Although the county agreed to move forward with the project, it has some concerns about the cost of some needed equipment. The county’s financial commitment to upgrade will be dependent upon securing suitable pricing.
During last week’s meeting, County IT Director Paul Culver said cost of the new project would be approximately $74,473.
In other business, the board:
• Dissolved a three-year 28-E agreement with Iowa County for case management project with the county attorney’s office.
• Approve a tax suspension under Iowa Code 427.9 for a person who is now in a nursing home.
• Accepted the clerk of court’s monthly report for April 2014, which included the payment of $15,000 for jury and witness fees.