Oklahoma DPS OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

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The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now the eighth (8th) customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox® Message Switch environment. DPS has moved its OpenFox® system source data from the system’s previous location in Oklahoma City, OK, to the Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) Tier-III+ Data Center in Bolingbrook, IL.

Oklahoma DPS has had numerous hardware over the years. By relocating the system into the CPI SaaS Center, those responsibilities transitioned to knowledgeable CPI staff. Oklahoma DPS, and all of our SaaS clients, rid themselves of the burden of maintaining older hardware, operating systems, and databases, freeing up their resources to do other duties. CPI’s operational strength and stability provide relief to our clients who can put all those problems behind them.  The CPI SaaS is a tremendous value for the Oklahoma DPS. 

Computer Project of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) migrated all existing OpenFox functionality in the AIX server environments in Oklahoma’s data center to the Linux (RHEL) VM environments in the CPI Tier III+ Data Center. The migration included the following OpenFox solutions:

  • OpenFox® Message Switching Software System, which includes: (1) the OpenFox Production Message Switching System, (2) the OpenFox Proxy Server, (3) the Hotfiles Database System, and (4) the OpenFox Test Message Switching System
  • Desktop
  • OpenFox® Messenger Terminal Software
  • Configurator 7.2
  • Operator Aid (OpAid)

CPI performed the following services to complete the migration:

  • Built a SaaS system in CPI’s Tier III+ Data Center to house the State Message Switching System
  • Converted the OpenFox data, software, and configurations to CPI SaaS architecture
  • Provided one production and one test environment
  • Established connections from the SaaS solution to the State communications endpoints for test and validation of the conversion
  • Established a point-to-point VPN tunnel from CPI’s Tier III+ Data Center to Peak Performance to support Validation hosting
  • Provided necessary details for the State to establish a VPN and provided up to three (3) days of effort assisting in a consulting role to help the State establish network connectivity
  • Implemented a vCenter server HA solution for virtual environments
  • Performed system integration testing
  • Transitioned the new solution into production
  • Installed and configured Archive V3.1

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