All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers will close Saturday for changes to the department’s statewide computer system.
Find Hampton and Newport News DMV locations here.
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 transaction on the department’s website.
Web service will be restored as soon as the move is completed, according to a news release from DMV.
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 DMV and other state agencies, for mission-critical applications requiring high volumes of data processing, according to the news release.
The move is part of an overall change from one long-term supplier to multiple suppliers with shorter-term contracts, according to VITA.