It is with appropriate pride that RDW presents this one-time special edition of ICdigiTaal, the journal of RDW’s ICT Bedrijf. ICT Bedrijf usually publishes this magazine four times a year, offering all kinds of information on ICT Bedrijf. But this time it’s different and with good reason.
This edition is all about the migration of our Mainframe to Winframe.
In December last year, after years of thorough preparations, RDW disconnected the Mainframe and transitioned to the Winframe system. This was a huge challenge, which involved many risks, but which has eventually been completed successfully. The risks mainly concern the continuity. RDW’s registers, especially the vehicle registration record, must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The police in particular, but also many other parties, access our data very frequently. On average, our records are consulted no less than 1,500,000 times a day (!).
Shutting down the Mainframe abruptly is not a task to be taken lightly, but it has been absolutely necessary in order to safeguard our (quickly expanding) services for the future as well.
To view the full case study, please see the attached document.