Systems and Infrastructure

The IT data center is a secure resource for campus computing systems.

Our IT-managed data center provides essentials for storing your data and applications.

  • 24×7, 365 monitoring
  • Card-lock access control
  • Video surveillance
  • Intrusion and motion detection alarms after office hours
  • Built in systems for offsite data backup, data compression, disaster recovery and data archiving
  • Built in firewall, intrusion detection, and other security services

Additionally, systems hosted in the IT data center can take advantage of the virtual server platforms and multi-tiered enterprise-class storage to achieve maximum economy with performance and capacity right-sized to the needs of each application.


Server/Application Hosting

Your applications can reside on department-owned or IT-owned hardware when hosted in the IT data center.  IT can provide any combination of management services, or our team can set up authorized administrative access.

Provisioning of virtual or physical servers, storage, and databases are routine operations for the IT staff.  Servers can employ Windows or Linux operating systems.  Database options include Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.

Applications

Platform management is often provided by IT while the customer manages the application. A range of standard hardware configurations to custom configurations are available to meet your specific requirements. Oracle, SQL Server, or MySQL databases may be included in application hosting platforms. Hosting services include platform design/configuration, procurement, setup, security review, operational monitoring, capacity monitoring, platform patching, backup/restore, archive, and disaster recovery.

Databases

Customers may request hosting services for Oracle, SQL Server, or MySQL databases. Databases are hosted in the secure IT data center. Services may include sizing and configuration, access control/security design, performance and capacity planning, implementation, routine platform and database management, operational and capacity monitoring, backup/restore, archiving, and disaster recovery.


Data Backup & Recovery

IT provides a flexible data backup service enabling secure, automated, and protection against data loss.

Features and options vary depending on data types, amount of data, where source data is hosted, retention requirements, data/time loss tolerance, and other factors. Standard backup models range from simple on-site replication to off-site replication/snapshot models with extended retention. Near-line and off-line tape archival storage is also available.