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NSW DNS in robust health

June 30, 2012
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ApplianSys announced today that the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health, Australia, has chosen a DNSBOX solution to help with an integrated DNS caching requirement.

NSW uses an Active Directory based infrastructure to handle most DNS requirements across 3 sites. The department needed an additional layer of DNS to handle three further requirements: a central forwarder for internet DNS lookups from the AD DNS; to act as an authoritative server for a small number of internal non-AD DNS domains; and a master server for external DNS domains.

It plans to deploy three DNSBOX200s across the three sites and a DNSBOX400 master in the main site. For added redundancy it also plans on deploying a DNSBOX400 failover unit remotely.

DNSBOX Product Manager Magdalena Jovanovic explains, “The DNSBOX master-slave setup is ideal for NSW because it provides a fully integrated infrastructure to meet the company’s requirement for central management. The inclusion of a DNSBOX400 failover unit ensures an architecture which is fully robust.”

The New South Wales Ministry of Health (www.health.nsw.gov.au) is responsible for monitoring the performance of the public health system, particularly through public hospitals. The provision or delivery of health services are delegated to fifteen local health districts that provide services in a wide range of settings, from primary care posts in the remote outback to metropolitan tertiary health centres. In addition, two specialist networks are focused on Children’s and Paediatric Services, and Forensic Mental Health, and a third network covers the delivery of public health services provided by three Sydney facilities operated by St Vincent’s and Mater Health.