Thursday, January 20, 2022

All Virginia DMV offices to close Saturday for computer work

All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers will be close Saturday (Aug. 4) for changes to the department’s statewide computer system.

In the Williamsburg area, the DMV operates a service center at 5235 John Tyler Highway.

The work, which is being performed by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, involves moving the state’s mainframe services to a new supplier.

The work also will affect business transactions on the department’s website, dmvNOW.com. Web service will be restored as soon as the move is completed, DMV said in a news release.

Mainframes are computers known for their large size, amount of storage, processing power and high level of reliability. They are used primarily by large organizations, such as the DMV and other state agencies, for mission-critical applications requiring high volumes of data processing, according to the release.

The move is part of an overall change from one long-term supplier to multiple suppliers
with shorter-term contracts, according to VITA.

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Bryan DeVasherhttp://wydaily.com
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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